Engaging Students in Community Planning

APA Hawaii Chapter


Friday, September 22, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. HST

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Planning often takes years to complete, and years more for implementation.  It is our young people that should reap the rewards of good planning in the future.  How do we raise awareness and engage them in the planning process so that their input is both useful and meaningful?  What skills can they learn and what activities could they be engaged in now, to positively affect their community today, versus in the future?  We will share our experiences with engaging students of diverse backgrounds in the community planning process with an overarching goal of creating positive change.


Jackie Tipchepco

Ms. Jackie Tichepco is an agriculture teacher at Leilehua High School. She has been teaching agriculture for the past 7 years and truly enjoys it. Ms. Tichepco is currently teaching 6 different pathways and works with 200 students. Her students grow, package, and sell their own vegetables twice a week ... Read More

Jeremy Seitz

Jeremy R. Seitz graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is certified in secondary education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Education. Jeremy has spent the entirety of his 12 year career at Wallace Rider Farrington High School and ... Read More

Dean Sakamoto

Dean Sakamoto is a practicing architect and founder/director of the SHADE Institute, a Honolulu-based non-profit public interest design organization. His firm, Dean Sakamoto Architects/SHADE group, is known for its environmentally sensitive and culturally specific designs of buildings and places in the Northeastern U.S. and Hawaii. As an ... Read More

Contact Info

Renee Espiau, respiau@honolulu.gov