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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 …

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HALO Success Story: Noah

HALO experienced a beautiful moment this week, fueling our motivation in all that we do in our day-to-day work: Noah came to HALO two years ago with reStart’s Youth Emergency Shelter. He was a quiet and nervous youth. Everyone loved Noah from the start because he’s so easy to love – smart, funny, sweet, polite. He left reStart to go to JobCorps, but …

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HALO Youth accepted into Prestigious Summer Camp

  HALO youth Marjai has been applying and interviewing for a prestigious Summer camp at Northwest Missouri State called Upward Bound and got accepted! Only 25 area high school students were selected. She has been working hard to make this happen, and is VERY excited to be on the campus for six weeks. She leaves June 4th and will be back on July 16th. …

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HALO Youth receive KCSA Scholarship!

Congratulations Chesney & Ronnae! HALO is happy to announce that two of its youth received the 2016 Kansas City Securities Association Scholarship. Chesney and Ronnae are among 10 scholarships recipients who were chosen from more than 50 applicants. The scholarship aims to fund graduating students in the greater Kansas City area who will be attending an accredited college, university or trade school and …

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HALO Youth explores Careers in Medical Field

[slideshow_deploy id=’518938′] The HALO Learning Center – KC hosted an Explore Workshop with Kansas City University’s School of Medicine and Biosciences. Led by medical student and HALO volunteer, Laura Gilbert, HALO youth were introduced to the details of a medical field education. From there, youth were divided into two teams to perform “patient simulations” – robotized training mannequins with symptoms …

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HALO Scholarship Fund – Brian Wako NEWS

Brian Wako, one of the HALO scholarship recipients, is looking forward to starting the next step in pursuing his medical degree! Nursing school will begin in August and he can’t wait to get started. “Of course I am excited! I keep getting closer and closer to my dream to be a medical doctor” Brian graduated from Makerere home in December …

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Youth Art – The Crying Time of Me

We asked some of the boys living in the Bukesa Home in Uganda to write a poem about one of their favorite memories. Umar wrote a poem about the day he came to Bukesa. After years of living without a family, it was his favorite memory. His first impression of Bukesa was, that it’s a very nice home. He could …