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12th Annual JC ArtReach Auction

In by Alyssa O'Brien

The 12th Annual ArtReach Auction features orphan artwork from around the world, artwork from local and nationally recognized artists, silent auction items, dinner and entertainment. This will be our best event yet! Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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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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July Kansas City Volunteer Information Meeting

In by Alyssa O'Brien

Are you ready to make an impact in our community for homeless and at-risk youth? Come learn about HALO and how to get involved at our HALO Volunteer Information Meeting. To sign up, fill out the Volunteer Interest Form here: https://haloworldwide.org/kansas-city-volunteer-form/

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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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Kansas City Summer Programming

School’s out and that means summer programming is about to start at our Kansas City Learning Center. We have a lot of exciting workshops planned and maybe a few surprises throughout the summer. Check them out below! June July

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Therapeutic Art Can Be More Than A Creative Outlet

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us (David Richo) HALO believes that art is more than just a creative outlet. Art gives a language to what is difficult to verbally express. Art can do many things. It can spur growth, act as a window into the mind, and breathes beauty into emotions …

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…your local superheroes!

We’ve been working on a very special project with Gordon Parks Elementary in Kansas City. Over the past few months, HALO hosted art workshops for the kindergarten and 3rd grade classrooms. For the final project we worked with the kids to create their own superhero. We talked through what kind of super powers they want, what their costumes look like, …

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Trauma-Informed Care at HALO

You may have heard the term trauma-informed care, or TIC, recently thanks to a 60 Minutes report. We incorporate this practice into every facet of HALO, from the Learning Center to staff meetings to partnering agencies. HALO staff members have been TIC facilitators since 2014 and train all staff, interns, and volunteers during the orientation process. Through TIC training, we …

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Imprinting Respect

At the HALO Learning Center, youth practice a different life skill each month through creative projects. A quote about our monthly life skill is posted for the youth to see, to start a discussion at the beginning of each workshop.  We ask them to give a definition, or in some cases an example of this skill in their own life. …

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Dream Spaces Come Alive

  HALO provides housing, healing, and education to children in the greatest need, but not without the help of our beloved HALO Family. We are lucky to partner with so many incredible volunteers, organizations, companies and donors who bring life to our mission. One of our amazing partners, STEAM Studio hosted an incredible project for our summer programming. The theme …