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15th Annual KC ArtReach Auction

In by Chelsea Tapken

Honorary Co-Chairs Annie & Ryan Anderson and Katrina & John Scott cordially invite you to raise funds for homeless and at-risk children. As featured on The CBS Evening News, the Annual ArtReach Auction features orphan artwork from around the world, artwork from local and nationally recognized artists, silent/live auction items, dinner and entertainment by Lost Wax. You won’t want to …

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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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July Kansas City Volunteer Information Meeting

In by Chelsea Tapken

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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HALO Celebrates Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day, we would like to highlight some of the important men involved in our HALO Kansas City program. These strong fathers and father figures make a huge impact on our youth. DEREK YU – Derek has been volunteering with HALO for over a year and a half now. He consistently attends art workshops to serve our …

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Summer 2019 Kickoff

Summer means no school, lots of sunshine, and new programming! We cannot wait to get things started in the Learning Center. The life skills we will focus on are perseverance in June, and respect in July. Last Summer We asked our HALO kids what healing meant to them and focused our workshops around what they told us. We were fortunate …

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New $6 Million Housing Center for Homeless Teens in the Works

KSHB-TV Reported Dec. 12, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City organization helping homeless and at-risk youth said the need is increasing. HALO (Helping Art Liberate Orphans) recently started a big effort to help get a roof over more kids’ heads. The organization is launching a $6 million project to build a new learning center and housing that can …

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Love Heals In Our Summer Workshops

This summer, we asked our HALO children what healing means to them. How has HALO helped you heal? What makes you feel loved? From sewing to spoken word readings, our youth explore what makes them feel loved through powerful performances and artistry. These workshops are all thanks to our amazing instructors! We are grateful for all of their time and …

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Respect: Vera Schmitz Shares what July’s Life Skill Means to Her

This month we’re focusing on “respect” as our July Life Skill. Three-time All American Pole Vaulter, Vera Schmitz, talks about respect and what that has meant in her own life. Vera began talking respecting others from her experiences as a member of a team. She stressed the importance of respecting the group’s energy. At a particularly difficult practice, those who …