Setting Goals in KC Learning Center

Every month, HALO focuses on a new life skill stemming from our roots when HALO was founded. Just like a family, HALO wants to better equip and educate HALO youth, staff, volunteers, and the community. With new year’s resolutions being prevalent, it is only fitting that January’s life skill is goal-setting. In the Kansas City Learning Center, HALO youth worked …

Happy Holidays from HALO

We spread joy and kindness to our current youth and alumni during the holiday season. We work to create positive holiday memories, just like a family would.JC girls home youth and alumniJC girls home youth and alumnisome of halo jefferson city staffIn Jefferson City, HALO Youth, Alumni, and Staff celebrated the holiday season at the Capital City Country Club by getting dressed …

New Year, New Interns

It’s a new year which means we have some new faces joining our HALO team! Please join us in welcoming Samantha & Brayden as they will be interning with our Kansas City HALO team for the next few months.From the University of Kansas, Samantha Lighty is HALO’s new Event Planning Intern and will be helping with HALO’s Art Auction in …

Happy Holidays from HALO

We spread joy and kindness to our current youth and alumni during the holiday season. We work to create positive holiday memories, just like a family would.JC Girls Home Youth and AlumniSome of HALO Jefferson City StaffJC Boys Program Youth and StaffIn Jefferson City, HALO Youth, Alumni, and Staff celebrated the holiday season at the Capital City Country Club by …

January Volunteers of the Month

82% of HALO is made up of volunteers and interns, meaning that HALO heavily relies on the amazing people that donate their time to HALO.Our January Volunteer of the Month In Jefferson City is Ryan! Ryan has been working closely with our JC Boys Program, spending time with the boys every week and ensuring that there are meals available for …

HALO Holiday Traditions

We can all think of those moments that made holidays special when we were children. The smell of fresh baked cookies in the oven, the sound of your parents singing carols (a little too enthusiastically) while you drove around town looking at lights. The feeling of anticipation leading up to Santa’s arrival. The moments that made your holidays special. The …

December Graduations in Uganda

Like a family, HALO is there for both small and monumental moments in HALO youths lives.About 30 Learning center students after receiving their diplomasA common misconception of homeless and at-risk youth is that they aren’t interested or invested in their futures. The truth is that HALO youth dream of happiness and success as much as any other kid. HALO provides …

A Uganda Thanksgiving

What do you think about when it comes to Thanksgiving?Family?Food?Gratitude?In Uganda, HALO staff and youth celebrated Thanksgiving by coming together for all three! This year, youth from the Lungujja girls’ home joined the youth from the Kibuli boys’ home for their Thanksgiving celebrations.Like a family, they spent the day playing games, eating together, and bonding over a love of music …

Host a HALO Dip Jar

The Dip Jar is an easy and simple way to get involved with your community and create an immediate impact. Local businesses in the Kansas City & Jefferson City areas have stepped up to host a HALO Dip Jar to spread awareness of youth homelessness while feeding HALO youth through donations from the community. We hope to educate the community …

Thankful for HALO Volunteers

No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.OprahTis the season to give back! For November, HALO has had so many people step up to ensure HALO youth have food and positive memories during a typically uncertain time in their lives. From filling Halloween buckets with candy for days to feeding around 40 mouths, the Kansas City Advocate Board is …