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Access to Education (ATE) program

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The ATE Program makes higher education accessible to students who have significant personal challenges that would likely prevent them from attending college. The ATE Program takes into account the various needs of each student in and out of the academic setting.

We Provide

  • Academic Advising
  • Personal Counseling
  • Group/Peer Mentor Support
  • Career Planning
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Cultural Activities and Experiences
  • Textbook Loans
  • Advocacy for students from various walks of life and backgrounds

Student Eligibility

FORMERLY INCARCERATED
A college education reduces recidivism, increases employment opportunities, and strengthens both families and communities. ATE provides holistic support to students every step of the way from starting an application to graduation.

IN RECOVERY FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
People in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse often deal with anxiety and self-doubt when it comes to attending college.ATE provides individual counseling and group/peer mentor support to reduce anxiety and promote a stronger sense of direction, purpose, and self empowerment.

ADOPTION OR FOSTER CARE
Although having faced many setbacks and challenges, many foster youth have proven to be resilient and capable of achieving great things. ATE will help support students throughout their educational journey.

Contact Us

Rick Kang, G2FO/ATE Program Coordinator, rlkang@hawaii.edu
808-454-4705