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HALO to provide place for boys to call ‘home’

News Tribune by Joe Gamm Oct. 26 2019 @ 10:40pm When HALO will be able to receive clients at its new after-school home for boys is a bit of a moving target. The organization has the site and a program manager — Darian Pruitt, who, with his wife, will live at the home. And, for months, volunteers led by members …

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HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh at Variety Power of Women

HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh was invited back to speak at the Annual Variety Power of Women Luncheon on Oct. 11 in Los Angeles. The event, in partnership with Lifetime Television, gathers Hollywood’s most philanthropic women selected as Variety’s “Power of Women Honorees.” Through their humanitarian efforts, these women make a significant difference in their chosen causes. The six honorees include Jennifer …

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Leadership Masks and Pumpkins

This month we discussed what it looks and feels like to be in a leadership role. Some of the kiddos talked about how happy it made them to lead their younger siblings, and how much they loved the leaders in their lives such as their parents or teachers. The masks are depictions of what leadership feels like to them. One …

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HALO Honors October Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization. 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! Kansas City Oganya Ukpo: Oganya has only been with HALO for a short time, but we are …

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3rd Annual HALO I Defy the Odds Inspiration Breakfast Recap

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” On Thursday, September 19th, we hosted the 3rd Annual “I Defy the Odds” Inspiration Breakfast at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Honorary Co-Chairs Shannon Thrun and Courtney Filing started the event by describing …

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INSPIRE Conference Draws Hundreds, Teaches Empowerment and Self-Care

The Miller Performing Arts Center became a hub of female empowerment Saturday as hundreds of women filled the facility for the inaugural INSPIRE women’s conference. by Madeleine Leroux Sep. 15 2019 @ 12:05am The Miller Performing Arts Center became a hub of female empowerment Saturday as hundreds of women filled the facility for the inaugural INSPIRE women’s conference. From college students to …

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HALO Honors September Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization. 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! Kansas City Todd Lowenstein: Todd is incredibly reliable and very popular with the kids. He shows up …

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Integrity In Practice

Integrity, noun: 1: Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values; incorruptibility 2: HALO’s September Life Skill 3: What our kiddos show in spades Interested in making an impact on the youth in your community? Click here for more information on how to volunteer.

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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 …