Leadership is in our Name.

Our Definition of Leadership

Alaka'i Academy defines leadership as emotional investment in someone else's success. Thus, it is independent of title, position, number of reportees, etc. It comes down to this: Do you really care? If so, you are in a leadership position.

What Leaders Do

At the very core, leaders build teams. Because they care, theya re able to build credibility and trust in others. Leaders create an environment when everyone feels safe enough let expose their true self and unleash their talents and energy. The role of leaders is then to channel Read More those talents and energey into helping the team achieve their priorities.
Looked through these lenses leadership applies to all aspects of life. Children, as do all of us, face challenges that are too large or complex to manage on their own. Yet, by developing empathy, and showing care for others, even the least of us can manage to rally some helpers in their personal quests.
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All children are good. Yet, it is not enough to be good. We must teach children to exercise the good that is in them. Only when they do, the world will be a better place because Read More of them.
Each child has the potential to do much good. All around them, there are many who need a friend, a listening ear, a hug, a kind word.Often, these perishable opportunities are invisible to us, as we only notice our own needs. With guidance and practice, children begin to develop the ability to recognized other's needs. This is the first step to developing their leadership skills.
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Pablo Picasso said, "Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up." Children have an abundant supply of creativity, because they allow themselves Read More the luxury to fail as they learn.
Often children will come up with different ways to do something, to solve a problem, to get somewhere,etc., if you just ask. At most schools, children are taught that there is only one right answer to every problem, it is in the back of the book, and they are not allow to look at it. Slowly but surely, this type of thinking discourages creativity.
At Alaka'i Academy, children are encouraged to come up with their own solution, express their ideas, and listen to other's ideas.Creativity is a core element of leadership, because in life, the answer to most problems have to be develop as we go.
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Those possessing leadership skills often find themselves in positions of authority. Abraham Lincoln said, "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test Read More a man's character, give him power." Power, or authority, doesn't create character. It reveals it.
The time to build and mold character is in the early years of a child. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." That is easier said than taught, since the only real way children learn character is by observation.
With that in mind, Alaka'i Academy goes extensively out of the worn path in search of talented individuals who can embody the personal leadership and character traits that we wish our children would emulate, including love, honesty, morality, self-improvement, gratitude, optimism, perseverance, etc.
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Why choose us?

  • We love what we do
  • We have great teachers
  • We are licensed
  • We have beautiful facilities


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