After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Hawaii is known for its welcoming community and sense of belonging—always prioritizing the need for mentorship and guidance for all students. At least three of our program mentors are alumni that have returned to ASAS Hawaii to give back to their community, building relationships and trust with students along the way. Developing a network of mentors that understand what it means to be from the Pahoa Islands and what it means to be a middle schooler is an integral part of the way we hire our staff. There is no shortage of community and heart here, and through diligence, empathy, and encouragement, the youth of Pahoa have supportive relationships with mentors.
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- Asian American/Pacific Islander 84%
- Other 9%
- White 5%
- Black/African American 1%
- Native American/Alaskan Native 1%
- 83% Program
- 14% Administration
- 3% Fundraising
Kimi Takazawa is in the Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance cohort of 2017-18 and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She attended Punahou School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Columbia University in New York. She also attended Sophia University to study the Japanese language and culture. She was previously with the Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America, where she served as their Director of Development and Marketing for three years. Kimi’s experience and tenure with the Scouts allows her to draw best practices, programmatic elements, and fundraising strategies and apply them to her role with ASAS. She is passionate and committed to the betterment of Hawaii’s youth.