HPU Provides ‘We Care’ Campus Safety Training to Kamehameha School Seniors

Street-smart safety tips and addressing the strong correlation between alcohol consumption and sex assault were the topics of a Thursday, April 15, virtual training session held by HPU for Kamehameha School seniors and their parents.  The training was offered to high school seniors from all KS campuses.

The HPU “We Care” team of SVP and General Counsel Jan Boivin, AVP and Dean of Students Marites McKee, and Title IX Coordinator Jason Howie engaged with the soon-to-be college-bound students and families -- in separate sessions -- focused on college campus safety. They provided an array of real-life situations, prompting students and their families to seriously consider the question: what would you do in this situation? 

As early as the car ride home from school and throughout the summer before college, high school students and their parents can "talk story" about students' experiences with alcohol, techniques for bystander intervention, body mass and alcohol tolerance, and what-would-you-do scenarios before the students enter their freshmen year.  

Boivin and McKee co-founded the “We Care” program in 2012, committing to serve emerging young adults in Hawaii’s community through education, raising awareness, and facilitating honest, open conversations between students and their parents.