There is nothing more important than a strong father figure for a child - a man who extends his hand and time to help the child become who they want to be. For our Jefferson City Halo Boys, this man is Darian Pruitt.
This Father's Day, we would like to highlight all that Darian has done and is hoping to do for our youth. Darian is the Program Manager for the Jefferson City Boy's Program. This program is a safe place for boys to receive role models, life skill development, and recreational activities. It serves as a place for boys to go after school, as it provides a home cooked meal and tutoring activities. Darian is passionate about providing these resources to help boys make life changes, and he believes that God created this passion in him through his life experiences. He has been dreaming of a place for boys to go to develop true relationships, and he has been working hard to make this dream a reality. We are so happy to have him as a father figure for boys who need his love the most. Keep reading to find out why he started working with HALO and the way that he wants to impact our youth.
Why did you originally want to start working with HALO?
"I started working with HALO because I wanted to make helping people my life."
What are you hoping HALO youth can learn from you?
"The most important thing is that the boys who come through the program know I’m there for them. I hope that through that, it helps to teach the importance of being there for the people in their lives."
What does HALO mean to you?
"When I think HALO, I think of a foundation of family that is always looking to bring people in who need it."
What is the most important lesson that you learned from someone influential to you in your youth?
"Everyone falls short sometimes, but that doesn’t mean you give up."
What is one word you would use to describe HALO?
Darian is a great father figure and example for our youth. We are so thankful for the positive impact he has on HALO.
Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing father figures out there. You are more important than you know!
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