• In October 2008, the island of Kaua'i was shaken, and tremors were sent to our bones as we mourned the tragic loss of three Hawaiian youth, each one from the Anahola Hawaiian community.
• Coming together to remember these 'opio (youth), comfort the 'ohana (family) and hear the voices of concerned residents in the area . . . hope was being birthed.
• After much pule (prayer) ascended from family and friends, Kukulu Kumuhana O Anahola (or KKOA), was formed. The founders were of the opinion that the key to reaching our youth was through trusting in the Paipala Hemolele (Holy Bible), and strengthening through cultural values.
• Our work today continues in loving memory of those we have sadly lost. We are compelled and committed to embrace and strengthen our children and youth. We desire to create safe places to prevent teen suicide.