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Keiki Heroes Program

Keiki Heroes is a community empowerment initiative that provides Hawaii’s keiki (children) with fun and engaging ways to encourage habits that keep them healthy and safe.

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Exciting Announcement!

Kai and Hōkū are joining the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) ‘ohana! HIPHI works to advance the health and wellness of the people and islands of Hawai‘i, and will tailor education and outreach to keiki, including their voice in the process. We are thrilled that HIPHI can expand the reach and impact of Kai, Hōkū and the Keiki Heroes initiative.

What’s New?

With the rapidly changing pandemic landscape, we look to the DOE and DOH for the latest information. We have selected content specific to parents and educators who are directly helping our keiki.

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Keiki

Keiki Heroes has a library of valuable content dedicated to help adults understand the nuances of keiki COVID-19 vaccinations. In addition, there are new educational materials to help explain vaccines and immunity to youth. Please share and utilize these resources at your school, home and health centers.

Vaccines and Immunity

In Keiki Heroes story, Kai and Hoku learn that the COVID vaccine is like a master ninja and he teaches how to fight COVID by working with the white blood cells that are already in your body, training them up to fight COVID. A fun, but scientifically true way to teach children about how the vaccine works.

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Superpower Art Gallery

The Keiki Heroes Community Art Gallery is Now Open. Learn more about the Superpower Art Adventure program.

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School Life

Keiki Heroes brings educators, parents and kids entertaining information about being in school, vaccinations and how to practice those super powers!

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I'm Vaccinated!

Vaccination Stickers. Print your own, either Hōkū or Kai.

Download the Sticker

The Business Partner Program is a great opportunity for businesses to get involved with the Keiki Heros project. The program is free to businesses and holds value-added benefits to members.

Featured business partner!

Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water

“Being a Keiki Heroes Business Partner represents our dedication to support the needs of our community through our Kōkua Initiative Program. Since our values align with Keiki Heroes, it just made sense to become a Keiki Heroes Business Partner to impact more lives, after all Itʻs a Kākou Thing. We value our partnerships and the work that we do together to strengthen our community.”

~Ryan Emmons, Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Founder and CEO.

Ryan Emmons Pic

For Kids: Keiki Heroes Fun & Learning

Kai and Hōkū are cousins and are here to help you keep you and those around you safe from the Coronavirus. You can also be a Keiki Hero – we will teach you. Join us and our friends Laulima and Ola as we share easy tips to help stay safe and strong.

Become a Keiki Hero!

Pledge to be a Keiki Hero and get a FREE, personalized certificate and your own Keiki Hero identity card that can be redeemed at your favorite re-charging Stations!

Take the Pledge

Sing a Song with Us!

Taking Care of Myself
Worries Are Not Forever
Keiki Heroes Theme Song

Learn with Other Keiki Heroes

Like you, Hōkū and Kai have a lot of questions!   Find out what they learned together!

Read new Comic Strips

FREE Coloring & Activity Book

If you have a printer, you can print a fun coloring book. Ask help from an adult.

Download the Story Book

Join Us

When you sign up for the Keiki Heroes newsletter, you’ll receive updates from us with new resources and program highlights. We all have an important role in empowering keiki to achieve their best health.

Our Mission

Keiki Heroes promotes health education materials that are culturally relevant and age-appropriate to support the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of children in Hawai‘i. We believe that keiki can be heroes by helping themselves and others to adopt healthy habits to support community health.

Your tax-deductible donation funds Keiki Heroes’ content development and distribution. Email to find out easy ways to donate monetary, time, and talent!

Keiki Heroes

As of 2022, Keiki Heroes became a project under Hawai‘i Public Health Institute.