Empowering the next generation through Legos

Kahakai Elementary School students choose among hundreds of LEGO boxes during Aloha MAP's LEGO Workshop and Cultural Experience. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

Kahakai Elementary School third grade students, Niamh McCarron (9) and Rise Slade (8), work on completing their LEGO builds during last week's LEGO Workshop and Cultural Experience at the Outrigger's Kaleiopapa Convention Center. The event was free and organized by Aloha MAP. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

Kahakai third grade student, Itzuri Lemus (9), receives help from Aloha MAP LEGO teacher, Jade Medeiros, in selecting her next LEGO build. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

When nine-year old Itzuri Lemus walked through the double doors of the Outrigger’s Kaleiopapa Convention Center for her third-grade field trip, she couldn’t believe her eyes.