Food trucks teach students business, life skills

  • Kealakehe High School student Dannia Andrade paints the HELP truck at the school. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kealakehe High School Culinary teacher Karen Sheff, right, and students Kasey Silva Barawis and Kai Kale prepare lunch in the HELP truck. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The Kealakehe High School HELP truck is a collaboration between the art, automotive and culinary departments. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The Pono Grindz food truck serves customers at Kua Bay.

  • Kealakehe High School teacher Karen Sheff, left, hands lunch to student Ninna Delos Santos from the school’s Healthy Eating, Living Pono (HELP) food truck. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Kealakehe High School students are connecting the dots between the classroom and real-life thanks to a public-private partnership at Kua Bay.