“Ohana” in Hawaiian means family. For OhanaHC, Ohana means our extended community family. It embodies our core values and who we strive to be for each other. Each student is paired with four mentors who partner with them to develop strategies to overcome barriers and achieve self-defined success.
To value and mentor incoming 9th graders who struggle academically through diverse, enduring 10-year relationships that reduce racial, ethnic, and economic barriers.
With diverse teams of mentors, vulnerable Howard County high school students are provided with tools to reach their educational potential and become successful community members; segregation and isolation are reduced for all.
Everyone is celebrated for who they are and what they can share with OhanaHC and the community.
Diversity fuels the spirit of OhanaHC. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience strengthens us every day.
Ohana of Howard County, Inc. prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, immigration status, religion, physical, mental, or educational disability, pregnancy, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or socioeconomic status in the educational program, including co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, and in the workplace.
Ohana of Howard County, Inc. has modified program operations during this rapidly changing situation due to coronavirus. We are following the CDC, Maryland, and Howard County recommendations to ensure the safety of students, volunteers, and staff. We will continue to update the community on program operations. Please check back for updates.