Aloha ‘Āina Fellows Program

‘Āina Momona created an Aloha ‘Āina Fellows Program, a land-based initiative on Molokai that works to engage emerging professionals and grow leadership capacity-building on the Island. Fellows worked with the community to collect data on the potential sale of Molokai Ranch, held informational meetings, gave professional presentations, attended weekly classes, and ran community work days at important, damaged sites in the natural environment. Fellows also got the opportunity to go to Kaho‘olawe to learn about restoration practices that they can adopt on Molokai. Fellows received college credit for participating in the program through a partnership with Maui Community College, and also received a stipend for their hard work.