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2019 Summer Showcase Preview

Our annual Summer Showcase is coming up Wednesday, July 24th! Mark your calendar because this is one event you don’t want to miss. The purpose of the showcase is to honor and celebrate our youth for all the work they have done throughout the summer. This year, they have been working on improv, sewing, STEAM class projects, and much more! …

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Behind the Scenes: “I Defy the Odds” Photoshoot 2019

Each year, we look forward to our “I Defy the Odds” Photoshoot to show off some of our youth who defy the odds every single day. Kenny Johnson Photography graciously takes these amazing portraits for us, and we reveal them at the Inspiration Breakfast in September. We would like to highlight a few of the participants, as well as relay …

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HALO Honors June Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization so well. Each month, we have the pleasure of choosing one volunteer from our main HALO locations to recognize our Volunteers of the Month. Read a bit about each one of them below! Jefferson City: Brooke is the Volunteer of the Month for …

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Perseverance – Our June Life Skill

Perseverance is defined as “persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” This skill is important for so many reasons, which is why we use it as our focus for the month of June. Quick update on our summer programming! In one workshop, we focused on perseverance in the same way famous artist Matisse did years ago. …

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HALO Celebrates Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day, we would like to highlight some of the important men involved in our HALO Kansas City program. These strong fathers and father figures make a huge impact on our youth. DEREK YU – Derek has been volunteering with HALO for over a year and a half now. He consistently attends art workshops to serve our …

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Jefferson City Residential Supervisor Job Opening

HALO Jefferson City is looking for a new Residential Supervisor (House Mom) at the HALO Home. Please review the following job details and qualifications. The Residential Supervisor will focus on the HALO Housing Program. The most basic of each of these areas are outlined below: Qualifications: For more information or to be considered for the position, please send resume and …

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Student in Kenya Makes HALO History

Throughout the years we’ve had the privilege of watching many of our HALO kids blossom into thriving adults. One of these young men is Denis, who has been a part of our HALO Home in Kenya since he was a very young boy. Because of Denis’ hard work and diligence, he not only received the highest grade in his high …

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Graduates Honored at Tiffany & Co. Breakfast

June 2nd was a day to remember for some of our graduates and staff members. Six of our HALO youth from both Kansas City and Jefferson City were the special guests of Tiffany & Co. on the Country Club Plaza in a private Breakfast at Tiffany’s event. On this exciting morning, our girls were served breakfast hors d’oeuvres and orange …

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Focus – Our May Workshop

The life skill for the month of May was focus! Our art projects this month were centered around this theme. We believe it is important to cover this topic with our youth because focus is the foundation for a solid work ethic, which provides opportunities and success for our kids. Check out what they have been up to below! On …

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Summer 2019 Kickoff

Summer means no school, lots of sunshine, and new programming! We cannot wait to get things started in the Learning Center. The life skills we will focus on are perseverance in June, and respect in July. Last Summer We asked our HALO kids what healing meant to them and focused our workshops around what they told us. We were fortunate …