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15th Annual KC ArtReach Auction

In by Alyssa O'Brien

As featured on The CBS Evening News, the 15th Annual ArtReach Auction features orphan artwork from around the world, artwork from local and nationally recognized artists, silent auction items, dinner and entertainment by Lost Wax.

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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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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 …

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Tiana’s Journey

Tiana came to HALO through a local mentoring program. She knew she wanted to go to college, but was struggling making ends meet and finding money for tuition. Five years later, she has consistently given back to HALO, volunteering with everything from special events to leading workshops for other HALO youth in our Learning Center. She has taught Professional Development …

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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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Mother’s Day and the Foundation of a Family Part 2

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating two very important HALO staff members who provide the foundation of a family for our kids. In Part Two, Aubony Chalfant, the Kansas City Program Facilitator talks about her journey with HALO and what this family means to her. What drew me to HALO initially was that it combined my two loves – art as …