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Kai and Hōkū are joining HIPHI!

We are excited to announce that Keiki Heroes is partnering with the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) ‘ohana! 


Keiki Heroes aims to help our keiki learn positive behaviors that empower them to mental, social, emotional and physical health. As we seek to support keiki beyond the pandemic, Kai and Hōkū will join HIPHI in exploring initiatives to educate and support the holistic health of youth of Hawai’i. 

Keiki Heroes would not have been possible without generous community donors, business partners, grants, and CARES Act funding through Vibrant Hawai‘i and County of Hawai’i. We want to especially thank the two fiscal sponsors that have made all this work possible by hosting Keiki Heroes under their non-profit organizations: The Success Factory – NexTech Programs and Hawaii Science and Technology Museum.

Keiki Heroes holds a special place in our heart, and we will guide HIPHI in the project’s original intent and goals. Renae Akau, Rebecca Choi, Mary Beth Laychak, Christine Matsuda, Noel Morin and Gail Takaki will continue to volunteer and serve as an advisory committee to HIPHI. 

We’re grateful that HIPHI is joining us to build upon the strong foundation youʻve all helped to create. We look forward to helping HIPHI develop new health education materials and identify additional projects and partners for Keiki Heroes. 

HIPHI works to advance the health and wellness of the people and islands of Hawai‘i, and will tailor education and outreach to keiki, including their voice in the process. We are thrilled that HIPHI can expand the reach and impact of Kai, Hōkū and the Keiki Heroes initiative. 

For those who would like to get involved or would like more information, you can email:

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Our Mission

Keiki Heroes promotes health education materials that are culturally relevant and age-appropriate to support the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of children in Hawai‘i. We believe that keiki can be heroes by helping themselves and others to adopt healthy habits to support community health.

Your tax-deductible donation funds Keiki Heroes’ content development and distribution. Email to find out easy ways to donate monetary, time, and talent!

As of 2022, Keiki Heroes became a project under Hawai‘i Public Health Institute.