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After an exciting launch in 2019, HawaiiKidsCAN and Teach For America Hawaiʻi are excited to announce Spark & Inspire Week, a three-day virtual experience from May 5, 6, 7 where we will host 3 separate 60 minute events with each project getting its own feature night. We have an exciting new format for the pitches, and presenters will be on hand after for a question and answer session with resource experts and audience members.

Jamie Borromeo, Konawaena High School

Jamie currently co-owns and operates Happy Buddha Farm located on the Big Island of Hawaii, and is a business teacher at Konawaena High School. She is the author of Young, Educated & Broke, and has developed retreats, leadership trainings, and college tours on the inability to develop the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs and career professionals.

Konawaena Coffee

Konawaena Coffee is the coffee line developed by Konawaena High School’s Business Program. It was developed in partnership with Greenwell Farms, which is one of the largest producers of Kona Coffee. In an effort to expose the students to the benefits of Kona coffee to the larger economy, the business program has built public private partnerships so that the children can create their own coffee line. The students pitch their product to real customers and learn marketing, communication and sales techniques.

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