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Coconut Tree ABOUT H.A.I.A. - OUR VISION Organization

Our vision is that one day all children will have the opportunity to pursue higher education & fully capitalize on their talents, aspirations & leadership to have a fulfilling career & a fulfilling life & create a better world.

Lua & Ana Tuiasosopo

Back in the Spring of 2004, during their oldest son's Freshman year in High School Ana & Lua Tuiasosopo were contemplating and discussing both their sons Ana Jr., & Tui's futures after High School. The questions they asked themselves."What will it take to get both our sons to College" on an Athletic Scholarship. The person who has been the greatest influence to the Tuiasosopo's and who helped navigate them & point them in the direction they should go is none other than former UCLA, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks standout cousin Manu Tuiasosopo.

Lua & Ana Tuiasosopo His greatest advice was to get your sons to the "NIKE CAMPS"," expose your sons to the specific College Camps", "Start early" Manu said, beginning their Freshman/Sophomore year in High School.
Coconut Tree OUR MISSION  

Our mission is to EMPOWER, EDUCATE & ENRICH the lives of the children That come from undeserved low income communities by providing a long term Program of social, academic & athletic enrichment. Our ultimate goal is for each Child to graduate from high school prepared for higher education & fulfilling Employment.

Coconut Tree OUR CORE  
  • We will only achieve our promise as a nation when all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential
  • Preparing all students for college will enable us to fully capitalize on our collective talents
  • Nearly all students can achieve at a high level when given the opportunity
  • An early start is needed to get our students on the pathway to college
  • We need to address not just our students academic needs, but the broader context in which they're operating in
  • Enduring change will require that we empower students, their families & the broader community in addition to fixing schools
Coconut Tree BOARD OF DIRECTORS  
Coconut Tree ADVISORS  
  • Mr. Larry Goeas, Vice President of Stifel Nicolaus & Company
  • Dr. Akiemi Glenn, Ph.D,
  • Mrs. Toalua L.K. Tuiasosopo, Executive Director
Coconut Tree COMMUNITY PARTNERS  
  • Radford High School, Honolulu, HI (Principal Mr. James Sunday)
  • Kapolei High School, Kapolei, HI (Principal Mr. Eldon Esmeralda)
  • Hawai'i Prince Golf Course/Bird of Paradise Restaurant- Mr. Daniel ABergas, Dir of Golf Operations and Mr. Ross Butterfield, Director of Food and Beverages
Teaching Tomorrow's Leaders Today!
 
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