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September Events Aim To Inspire

Christine McDonald will be our featured speaker at the HALO INSPIRE Women’s Conference in Jefferson City, and our 3rd Annual I Defy The Odds Inspiration Breakfast  in Kansas City. Christine sat down with the News Tribune to speak about her experiences as an at risk youth, and her desire to end the cycle of homelessness, addiction and criminal conduct. Author and …

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August Life Skill of the Month “Confidence”

In our workshops this month, we worked to help teach our youth to have healthy confidence in themselves by encouraging positive self-talk and facilitated discussion about the things that make them feel confident. We found ways to help youth rethink negative thoughts about themselves and helped steer conversations toward talk of strengths and talents — we taught them to focus …

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HALO Honors August 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 volunteers to recognize as our Volunteers of the Month. Read a bit about each one of them below! Jefferson City Kimberly Koenigsfeld:  Kimberly is a social work intern from Lincoln University. Kimberly is …

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HALO Honors July Volunteers of the Month

If there’s one thing we are sure of, we have the best volunteers on the planet! The HALO family is so much better because of the time and effort they invest in our youth programs, and those who volunteer behind the scenes are equally as important. They make us better each and every day. Get to know a bit about …

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HALO Staff Training: Helping Our LGBTQ Youth Thrive and Survive

At the end of June, we were lucky to welcome Officer Kim Shaw-Ellis, who serves as the LGBTQ and Diversity Liaison for the Kansas City Police Department, into our headquarters for a training session on inclusion. As an organization, a portion of the youth population we work with identify as part of the LGBTQ community, and we want our team …

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Youth Showcase 2019 Puts Kids in the Spotlight

HALO and the Kansas City community are recognizing the outstanding achievements of its local homeless and at-risk youth, bringing kids center stage at the HALO Summer Showcase Celebration July 24 at 6 – 8 p.m. at Working Spaces at 215 E. 18th St, Suite 11 Kansas City, MO 64108. Join HALO to celebrate Kansas City youth as they use education …

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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 …