The Lanakila Learning Center (LLC) is an Alternative Learning Program (ALP) in the state of Hawai‘i, which has been in operation for approximately ten years. It serves students from
Hilo High School who are considered at risk of failure from school under the Comprehensive Student Alienation Program (CSAP). LLC is a full-day alternative learning center, which operates with limited staff and numerous community partners. The curriculum is contextually-based and integrated with numerous hands-on educational and cultural projects to address different learning abilities and methods. The program provides curriculum in the following areas: Academic Enrichment (e.g., math, science, reading, and writing), Personal Development and Wellness (e.g., social skills learning, violence and substance abuse prevention, physical fitness, and healthy eating), Cultural Enrichment (e.g., lauhala weaving, native agriculture), Career Development, (e.g., career preparation, post-high school preparation), and Community Linkage Building (e.g., community service, resource networking). LLC’s programmatic activities focus on students and their families and communities, attends to crime prevention, and addresses behavioral issues. LLC's objective is for students to earn a high school diploma either through the center or through remediation backto the traditional school.