Ala Wai Elementary’s School Store is Now Open
US Jaycees National Vice President Patrick Tomiyasu and 2009 RPJ Director-at-Large Anthony Higa visited Ala Wai Elementary’s new school store Friday, April 17. They snapped off several pictures, and met with students and school counselor Steve Yim. The school store started as the brainchild of Ala Wai Elementary parents and teachers and RPJ members who met last year for the Hawaii Jaycees Adopt-A-School statewide project.
The relationship between RPJ and Ala Wai Elementary began simply as a Hopscotch and Four Square painting party, and it evolved into a mentorship program that resulted in the establishment of the school store. RPJ appropriated $500 for the school store to purchase school supplies and other prizes, with additional donations from parents and RPJ’s own Anthony Higa and Alan Kajiyama. Mahalo to Alan, Anthony, and Carolyn Oakley for spearheading the project. More pics after the jump.