Luke Center for Public Service

FAQs

“When we help, we become aware of our own strength. But when we serve, we don’t serve with our strength; we serve with ourselves, and we draw from all of our experiences. Our limitations serve; our wounds serve; even our darkness can serve. My pain is the source of my compassion; my woundedness is the key to my empathy.”
– (2017, August 7) Helping, Fixing, or Serving? Lion's Roar

 

Service Hours

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  • How many service hours are required to graduate?

    Punahou School does not have a specific service hour requirement for graduation. Currently, our Senior Capstone course requires 22 hours of direct service that must be completed during the duration of the course. Clubs such as National Honors Society or Key Club may have more specific service hour requirements so please check in with the advisors of those clubs for more information.

Student Ideas

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  • I have an idea that I need support with.

    Students who need support developing a community oriented project:
    1. If you need outside mentors and other students to join a project that you’re seeking to develop then connecting to our student online platform, Global Aloha, would be a great way to start.
    2. If you have an idea for a community action plan, and need help developing that idea into realistic actions then please consider joining Luke Leaders for more hands-on support.
    3. If you have a question or need to seek permission to launch a community project, please email lukecenter@punahou.edu.

General Service

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Luke Leaders

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  • What is a Luke Leader?

    The Luke Leaders Program is a hub of new, innovative, youth-led ideas that tackle some of our community’s most profound issues. If you are a student in grades 9 – 12 who has aspirations to build peace, organize community, to fight injustice, to take a stand, or to change the world, then Luke Leaders is for you!
  • How can I be a Luke Leader?

    This is a uniquely youth-led program. Though Luke Center and Ceeds of Peace staff will supervise and facilitate discussion, the voices and choices of the youth will be on the forefront. Each year we will launch a new cohort of Luke Leaders who are led through a flexible approach to executing some of their big ideas. The cohort’s group sessions will be held at the Luke Center from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm three times a year with individual meetings between each session.

National Junior Honor Society

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If you need volunteers:

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