Mr. James Muraoka, Physical Education Department Head at Kapolei Middle wrote, “Currently the R.E.A.C.H. grant has serviced approximately 200 students. Programs that the grant has funded are basketball, flag football, track and field, soccer, cross-country, and even choir. Funds were also utilized to support the schools VEX and Skills USA Teams. Students are so proud to represent our school in these various events and this truly provides them with out of school opportunities to take part in real world experiences with their teachers, coaches, and peers.
Through these experiences, we have seen improvement in grades, a lot more care and effort being put into schoolwork and many positive relationships being made. Also, being granted $25,000 to utilize toward supplies, equipment, personnel, and uniforms, we are now able to service students wholeheartedly to take care of their needs while in the middle school.”