Students from more than 80 public and private schools have been absorbed in a variety of field trips and classes at Punahou this summer, as part of The Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO Program. The 350 scholars are now in the midst of the six-week program, which includes academic and enrichment classes ranging from marine biology and coding to art and global studies, as well as field trips that have taken students across the Island for hands-on learning adventures and community service. So far, students have visited the Waikiki Aquarium and Sandy Beach tidepools and removed 1,600 pounds of invasive algae from Maunalua Bay.
PUEO, which stands for Partnerships in Unlimited Educational Opportunities, supports students from neighboring schools with a seven-year scholarship that includes summer courses and weekend classes during the school year.