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HALO Child Featured in Kansas City Star for Slam Poetry Competition

After winning the regional slam poetry competition in March, a team of nine Lincoln College Preparatory Academy students will take their talent to the next stage of the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in San Francisco in July. One of these students is Marjai Neal who has been a part of the HALO family for 6 years. …

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Former HALO Child Returns to Teach HALO Youth Professional Development

Tiana first came to the HALO Learning Center three years ago, where her hard work was rewarded with a scholarship provided by one of HALO’s partners. After beginning college in the fall, she returned to HALO- but this time as volunteer and workshop facilitator, teaching HALO youth professional development. Tiana, along with her classmates from The University of Central Missouri, …

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Listen to These Inspiring Stories from Our HALO Children

Hearing our children’s stories of success reminds us of why we do what we do. It’s why the HALO family and volunteers dedicate countless hours of our lives to this mission: to provide a foundation of a family for children without one, and most importantly, love. Listen to these girls’ stories below to see how love can heal: Marjai has …

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Meet Nakato Winnie

Nakato tells us how HALO helped change her life… “The time I came in the home I used to be a very bad person. I used to behave in a weird manner. To an extent people couldn’t even tolerate me. Not even my mom could tolerate my character. There were a lot of things she used to say. She would even speak …

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Meet Denis and Stephen: Best friends from Gulu Boys Home

Meet Ayella Denis Wallan and Ocaya Stephen, they are both living in the Gulu boys home. They are the same age, go to the same school and they are inseparable best friends. They are disciplined, friendly, jolly, welcoming and incredibly hard working both at school and at home. They love playing football and making new friends. Because they come from …

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#HumansofHALO: Meet Sunday

Meet Sunday. Sunday did not have a safe home at a young age and ended up living on the streets, which meant he was begging daily for his basic needs and suffering at an unimaginable level. Although he was in many situations that could call for bad choices, Sunday consistently chose the high road, even at a very young age. Sunday has created an art piece about the …

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HALO Youth Noah Graduates from Job Corp.

Congratulations, Noah! Noah has been involved in the KC HALO Center for almost three years, and graduated from a local vocational program with his high school diploma and HVAC certificate. HALO KC Program Facilitator Aubony Chalfant and HALO KC Learning Center volunteer Travis Bailey were invited to the graduation by Noah. We are so proud of Noah’s hard work and …

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Celebrating Alice

Alice, a longtime HALO supported Uganda youth, will soon be graduating from college.When she was in high school, she started out in our Uganda Learning Center. Since graduating high school, she has been helped by a number of individuals and sponsored by These Numbers Have Faces, an organization aimed at using education of women and girls to reduce cyclical poverty in Sub-Saharan …

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HALO Jefferson City Youth graduate from High School!

Two teen mothers from the HALO Transitional Living Program graduated from high school last Sunday! One of these ladies is the first ever to graduate high school in her family, and both did an amazing job juggling the stress of high school while also working part-time and being full-time moms to their young children. One of our graduates plans to start classes …

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#HumansOfHALO – Uganda Special

Moses (left): “My goal is to become a pastor someday and have my own church” Dennis (right): “I hope to be head master of a school that helps children who don’t have school fees get a better education.” Edube was the mentor of Moses and Dennis when they were only 10 years old! “I was proud to see that the …