HALO Children Learn to Express Emotions Through Poetry

Children at the Kansas City Learning Center individually presented the poems they wrote at HALO’s recent Spoken Word workshop. Volunteers from the Kansas City Art Institute presented on spoken word poetry and how to go about creating it. The poems our children created touched on issues like abuse, mental illness, police brutality and the future. Children can use this empowering medium …

HALO Children Finish Self-Care Workshop Series with Lesson on Relationships

This week we concluded our three-part series at the Kansas City HALO Learning Center focusing on self-care. The final workshop explored relational self-care and empowered our children to discern a healthy relationship from an unhealthy one. Relational self-care entails acknowledging and appreciating relationships in your life that are good for you, stepping away from toxic relationships, and maintaining a healthy …

Former HALO Child Returns to Teach HALO Youth Professional Development

Tiana first came to the HALO Learning Center three years ago, where her hard work was rewarded with a scholarship provided by one of HALO’s partners. After beginning college in the fall, she returned to HALO- but this time as volunteer and workshop facilitator, teaching HALO youth professional development. Tiana, along with her classmates from The University of Central Missouri, …

HALO Spring Preview

Looking ahead to spring, more artwork and programming is in the works for the HALO KC Learning Center. In March, we will be holding an Explore Workshop with an entrepreneur basketball trainer. We will also be hosting an Explore Workshop with artist Jaime Sanchez. Both workshops will explore each individual’s career path and journey. On April’s schedule, a three-session Self-Care …

HALO Youth Noah Graduates from Job Corp.

Congratulations, Noah! Noah has been involved in the KC HALO Center for almost three years, and graduated from a local vocational program with his high school diploma and HVAC certificate. HALO KC Program Facilitator Aubony Chalfant and HALO KC Learning Center volunteer Travis Bailey were invited to the graduation by Noah. We are so proud of Noah’s hard work and …