Our Learning Objectives

By involving young volunteers, we hope to instill positive values and life skills that will make them great citizens, caregivers. and leaders.


Our Objectives:

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    Cognitive objectives
    We would like at least 80% of Yes Education students to know the importance of taking care of needy residents in our own community.
  • Affective objectives
    We would like at least 80% of Yes Education students to think and care about helping provide needed services and products to their residents.
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    Behavioral objectives
    We would like at least 80% of our Yes Education students to be confident that they are part of a vital plan to deliver needed services and knowledge.

What knowledge, skills, abilities and dispositions should the ideal student graduating from our program demonstrate?

Students should be able to recognize and articulate the foundational needs of their community and find solutions to respond to them.

How will they be able to demonstrate these capacities?

At the end of their field work, students will feel comfortable working with our partners and collaborators. Many of our students might be asked to do internships with them or be hired to work for them on a part-time or full-time basis. This has already happened to three students in our Computer Repair Club project. Each was offered a highly prized IT job by different local companies while they were young teenagers.

How well does Yes Education prepare students for careers, graduate, professional study, and/or lifelong learning?

Residents in a community will be highly satisfied with the service of our students, and requests for their service will increase. Students in the Yes Education Relief project will demonstrate competence and the ability to apply humanitarian aid using professional standards.

Our students will be able to develop relevant examples from their volunteer experience and to express the significance of homelessness and poverty in our community. Our students will be able to draw from theories, principles, and/or knowledge from other disciplines to help solve the problems of poverty with improved logistics, collaboration and communication.

What assessments can we use to demonstrate growth in students’ knowledge, skills, abilities and dispositions as they progress through our programs and projects?

We will do a summative assessment of the knowledge and life skills (20 total) and virtues (20 total) that they gained.

How will you know? What will you use to measure results? (ex. surveys, pre/post tests, observation, etc.)

We will use google forms and sheets for their summative assessments after each project period. Each of the supervisors will fill out a similar assessment of the students based on their observations of how they worked and offer advice on how to improve.


Something put into a system or expended in its operation to achieve output or a result.


The virtues and vices that comprise one’s moral character are typically understood as dispositions to behave in certain ways in certain sorts of circumstances. For instance, an honest person is disposed to telling the truth when asked. - iep.utm.edu/moral-ch In 1726, at the age of 20, Benjamin Franklin created a system to develop his character. In his autobiography, Franklin listed his 13 virtues. Adopt useful Virtues›

Life Skills

Life skills make it possible to consider alternative perspectives and respond to changing circumstances (cognitive flexibility), to keep information in one’s mind so it can be used (working memory), and to resist automatic and impulsive behavior (inhibitory control) so one can engage in goal-directed reasoning and problem solving. from mindinthemaking.org/life-skills Learn useful Life Skills ›



Feasibility studies, requirements elicitation and analysis, requirements specifications, requirements validations.

6 Dimensions of “Eudaimonic Well-Being" - Aristotle

  • self-discovery;
  • perceived development of one's best potentials;
  • a sense of purpose and meaning in life;
  • investment of significant effort in pursuit of excellence;
  • intense involvement in activities; and
  • enjoyment of activities as personally expressive.

Two of our success coaches have master’s degrees in education and have had several years experience motivating young people to succeed by collaborating with local businesses and governments. They have planned over 100 different activities to stimulate a student’s positive attitude and create an interest in entrepreneurism and the grit and wherewithal needed to persevere in business and in life.

Sustainability activities include volunteering at food and clothing drives, beach cleanups, organic farming, measuring water quality.

Healthy living habits such as juicing, growing your own organic food in garden towers, making bokashi, making a worm farm, learning about aquaponics, building a tiny home, food security, dancing.

Learning activities that will help students master logic models, the scientific method, how to make decisions, mastering critical thinking skills, mind mapping, enhanced reality, virtual reality.

Learning about the law. Students will learn constitutional rights, state, county, and municipal laws, and basic contracts.

Home economics. Students will learn how to cook a decent, prepare nutritious meals, do their own laundry, clean a house, unclog a sink, fix a leaky faucet, properly clean a carpet, etc.

Etiquette. Students will learn to comport themselves in public with common courtesy and consideration.


If you focus on the right processes, in the right way, you can design your way to success.

These activities and habits will help students become cultural and business ambassadors. The students will write and explain how the activities and processes have made an impact on their lives. Based on Sterling Scholar Award.


                              Napoleon Hill's


The information produced by a system or process from a specific input, and the OUTCOMES.

A culminating activity will be held to honor and recognize students in an 'Ambassador of (your local region)' competition.

The outcomes will include their complete digital portfolios, letters of recommendation, resumes, and a new sense of confidence and accomplishment.


Measure and nurture the positive IMPACTS you will make in the world.

Some of our favorite heros who are making positive impacts:

CharityWater.org - Scott Harrison

EZGro Garden - Larry Johnson

Green Bronx Machine "The outcome is more important than the income..." - Stephen Ritz 

Ma'o Organic Farms - Kamuela Enos

Kamuela Enos’ vision for his community of Waiʻanae on West O‘ahu considers his deep regard for ancestral values, as well as an appreciation for contemporary innovation. He serves as director of social enterprise at MAʻO Organic Farms, a non-profit that aims to connect Waiʻanae youth to the land, while fostering in them workforce and life skills.   - from pbshawaiiorg

How Will You Measure Your Life?  - Clay Christensen 

We are confident that these activities will increase our students’ GPA, will increase their desire to take college Advanced Placement and AVID courses, that they will take ACT or SAT tests multiple times, and as a result, will help them qualify for college scholarships and will facilitate their chances of being accepted into the college of their choice.

These experiences will also help YES Education students to prepare for business and idea competitions (“Empower Your Dreams” and “Great Ideas”) held each year by the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship at BYU-Hawaii University. Or collaborate with a BYUH Enactus team.

Sample implementation plan for Green Entrepreneurship's 'Focus on Your Future'.

Our Philosophy


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

– Benjamin Franklin

The Mollison Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles

Bill Mollison’s visionary work developing and promoting permaculture have given people everywhere a template on how we can live sustainably on our planet.

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8 Forms of Currency

Here are 8 forms of currency associated with each form of capital.

©Copyright 2011 Ethan Roland & Gregory Landua

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Leaders of Sustainability Who Inspire Us


Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.

Margaret Mead


The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation 

The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaiʻi. Take a deeper look at the project started by Jack Johnson and his wife Kim as they work with the Kokua Hawaii Foundation to provide students with experiences


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SWATT Global

BYU–Hawaii's Special Waste Action and Technology Team finds ways to better use the resources they have - be it food, money, land, power or materials. They focus on the 4 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Revive. Entrepreneurship by Les Harper. Video posted on YouTube by BYU–Hawaii Learning Channel


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Uila Vendiola - Life Coach and Mentor for Youth, Philanthropist fund42

John Tippets - Green Entrepreneur 

This is a lecture that John Tippetts gave in BYUH on Jul 28, 2011 in the ENTR 375 class.

Dan Ditto - Creative, Entrepreneurial Minded Visionary



Dr. Don Sand - Humanitarian and Filmmaker 

Dr. Don Sand and Hawaiian Director Ty Sanga testifies for youth film programs with the Hawaii Film Commissioner and Senator Jessica Woolsey.


Dr. Marc Schlacter - Humanitarian Dr. Marc Shlachter, aka The Country Doctor, talks about the Castle Health Clinic of Lā'ie, the services it provides and how it is expanding.


Lens Zones

The Rainbow Lens by GlobalGEA helps one see (and “measure”) today’s realities and visualize a dramatically more generative future.

-Source: GlobalGEA.org


ALOHA - The Aloha Spirit at Work! by Allen Cardines

Sustainable Solano

Here is another program that brings local sustainable food to their community.

Source: Himachal Permaculture

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