The PMI Honolulu chapter’s Academic Outreach for Youth program is focused on the awareness of the practice and profession of project management in the student bodies of Hawaii educational institutions and programs servicing the youth (K-12).  We provide a focus on increasing use of project management concepts, driving classroom integration of project management tools, and   promoting awareness of project management careers.  Whether its a career day presentation, classroom and curriculum integration, exploring Project Based Learning opportunities, offering professional development for teachers, or collaborating on project ideas, our goal is to lead and empower our academic institutions with project management knowledge and skills.

The program works with various areas of academics as well as non-profits serving youth to develop project management best practices and creating valuable opportunities. Through this collaboration, we begin to nurture our Hawaii youth and build practical skills that will increase classroom project success while building career ready skills and developing prominent team members that enter the workforce.


Annual youth awards for Youth Project of the Year and Youth Project Team of the Year are held to recognize Hawaii High School student Projects and Project Teams.  The purpose of the awards are to encourage the study and application of project management concepts and tools by students and educators in Hawaiʻi High Schools.  Students will complete the applications with guidance from their advisors.

Kukui Award is also awarded to an organization that displays dedication and support in incorporating and educating our Hawai'i Youth with project management.

Youth Project Award applications are issued during 3rd Quarter (January) with selection and announcements during 4th Quarter (May) of the school year.  Projects being submitted must be done during that school year. 

If you are interested in receiving the application, please contact




The PMI Honolulu chapter is passionate about giving back to their members and their community through efforts to leverage project management for social good®. PMI Honolulu maintains a close relationship with the PMI Educational Foundation and encourages you to learn more about the PMI Educational Foundation at Dr. Joslyn Sato is the PMIEF/PMI Chapter Liaison, and as such, serves as a vital communications and activities link between the PMI Educational Foundation and the PMI Honolulu chapter. As such, Dr. Sato is knowledgeable about PMIEF initiatives and resources.


Joslyn Sato is PMI Honolulu Chapter's PMIEF liaison.


Contact Joslyn T. P. Sato, D.M., PMP, Director, Academic Outreach, PMI Honolulu Liaison to the PMIEF at:



If you are in the K-12 academic environment or know someone that is, check out the Project Management Institutes’ Education Foundation for free resources at or contact our Director of Academic Outreach, Dr. Joslyn Sato, PMP at

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