And the ArtsKC Innovator Award Goes to…HALO!

HALO is excited to receive the Innovator Award at the 14th Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon last Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017! Helping at-risk and homeless children heal from their past through artistic expression is at the core of our mission, and it is such an honor to be recognized for our impact on the Kansas City community. We couldn’t serve our children …

HALO Summer Youth Shine in Showcase Celebration

On July 28, HALO Kansas City Learning Center held its 6th Annual Summer Showcase Celebration, and we want to thank everyone who attended and those who volunteered to celebrate the art made by our youth. We want to give a special shoutout to Jukeboxx Media for helping design media and promotions for our HALO Kansas City Summer Showcase Celebration.  This event would …

HALO KC Learning Center Studies with Paul Mitchell

The Kansas City HALO Learning Center started up exciting summer workshops this month! Local youth had the opportunity to learn from students studying at Paul Mitchell The School, exploring different aspects of cosmetology. Throughout June, youth learn how to style hair, paint nails, and apply makeup. The goal is to allow our youth to explore cosmetology as a potential career. …

Our Frogs have Perseverance

Throughout June, HALO aims to teach our youth about perseverance through a variety of projects. HALO youth at Kansas City Learning Center had to practice perseverance through origami projects this week. The youth started out very enthusiastic about the project and began folding paper without help from the HALO staff. After some experimenting, many decided they wanted a little guidance …

HALO Jefferson City April Update

  This month at the HALO Art Therapy program at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Shelter, the youth learned about Confidence and Respect.  For Confidence, they created silly self-portraits and used words to describe themselves. For Respect they talked about respecting animals and their habitats and created collages using images of their favorite animals. The youth really enjoyed the activities and did a …

HALO Kansas City: Life Skill of the Month – Time Management

[slideshow_deploy id=’518911′] The HALO Learning Center youth are practicing our April Monthly life skill, Time-Management! In one of our weekly art and life skill workshops, youth ages 6-10 years old practiced managing their time with a multi-step art project using animal silhouettes. First, youth got to watercolor a background of their choice, keeping in mind that this would be the …

Art Therapy – How does it help?

Art therapy is an inherent part of HALO’s programming. Here is how it works: Art therapy enables a child to explore personal problems through physical activity and sensory integration. Different parts of the brain are engaged during creative expression. Sweeping a brush across a canvas requires motor skills. Drawing a picture of a memory requires analytic and sequential operations, logic, and …

Meet Lindsey Platt: HALO Uganda International Ambassador

Lindsey Platt boarded a plane to Uganda in August 2014 playing the role of HALO’s International Ambassador. Four months in and Lindsey is absolutely owning her job. She is an inspiration to us in the U.S. and to those she works with in Uganda. Lindsey wears multiple HALO hats in her role. She works alongside Molly Nalunga: Uganda Resettlement Coordinator, …