This is a photo of my Mana Mele class from Halau Ku Mana charter school. I had the honor of becoming an official Kumu (teacher) for the Mana Mele program for the fall semester of 2016. I had 42 students and 2 assistant teachers. It was quite a whirlwind journey teaching these 7th and 8th graders about Music, Cultural pride and Self-Love. Giving back is a Huge part of my musical journey and just my human experience as a whole. Im honored and grateful for programs like Mana Maoli and Mana Mele that provide me the opportunity to work with the youth; our future. I'm looking forward to what 2017 has in store for Irie Love.