Head Start bike path teaches safety skills

Kekaha Head Start families successfully raised enough money to create a bike path, thanks to a cookie sale fund-raiser.

Danford Akuna organized the labor and concrete and even structured and designed the path, which includes hills, dips, curves and bumps to build motor skills, strength and coordination. In addition, children learn how to safely ride and heed pedestrian and traffic signs.

The Shintani family donated much-needed materials, and others helped with the labor under the hot Kekaha sun, including the Ta’ala, Kapahu, Ragragola, Holts, Agemotu, Avigatero, Niheu-Kamaka, Santos, and Denos families. Even a few men from the Pacific Missile Range Facility lent helping hands.

Teachers, assistants and interns at the Kekaha center include Toni Gonsalves, Skye Massey, Kelly Kupoi and Brenda Lazaro. Head Start is currently accepting applications for its centers from Kilauea to Kekaha.


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