Dreaming Big in Uganda

Our kids in Uganda learn new skills daily at HALO’s Learning Center that better prepare them for their futures. We asked some of our youth where they see themselves in 10 years, and we loved to see everyone’s aspirations!We asked our kids to dream big at our Learning Center in Uganda. We wanted to know where they envision themselves ten …

May Volunteers of the Month

At HALO, our strong volunteer team helps us reach more kids who need our support every month. Thanks to our May Volunteers of the Month, we have implemented more life skill programs for HALO youth who attend our Learning Centers and provide the foundation of a family to children who need us most.Barb Markway is our Jefferson City HALO Volunteer …

2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament Recap

For the second year, the Opus Group hosted its annual charity golf tournament at Tiffany Greens Country Club. All the proceeds went to HALO, which supports youth in our Kansas City Learning Center. This tournament, which brought together golfers and local Kansas City area businesses on May 23rd, aimed to positively impact the lives of children who need it the …

Focus Life Skill Speaker: Zach Warring

HALO Volunteer Zach Warring joined the HALO Staff in May, sharing his extensive research and knowledge on Focus. As a volleyball coach for just about 15 years, Zach has worked with little kids and coached against schools like KU, MU, and Creighton. “Throughout that adventure, I have been on my own personal journey of understanding what it means to be …

Uganda Learning Center Graduation

For thousands of kids around the world, HALO represents far more than food and shelter. It represents the day their entire life changed. This day for HALO kids in Uganda was their graduation day! Youth in the HALO Uganda Learning Center graduated amongst their friends and community to celebrate all their hard work.Youth showcasing the gowns they made in their …

“Welcome Home” Volunteer Project Day

With the new Kansas City HALO Homes close to being open for homeless youth in the greater Kansas City area, over 60 middle school students from Santa Fe Trail Middle School made heartfelt cards and friendship bracelets for future HALO kids.After learning about HALO from Youth Volunteer Corps and HALO Volunteers, these compassionate teens got to work, making over 75 …

April’s Life Skill: Time Management

Every month at HALO, we have a highlighted skill that we focus on that teaches HALO youth how to be successful in life. April’s life skill is time management. This skill helps HALO youth prioritize things they need and want to do throughout the day. Some of the workshops held for our youth this month included group discussions, speakers, and …

Volunteering Together as a Family

HALO started because a small class of young kids came to a stark realization: “If there are homeless kids who need our help, we should do whatever we can to help them.”Since the beginning of HALO, compassionate kids and teens have been the driving force towards a part of the solution to ending childhood homelessness. This continued in April with …

Time Management Life Skill Speaker: Jen Rogers

HALO Volunteer Jen Rogers joined the HALO Staff in April, sharing her tips and tricks for Time Management. As a certified professional life coach, keynote speaker, and podcaster, she gave the HALO team tangible techniques for working on April’s Life Skill. “Too many people suffer from decision fatigue without knowing it. They wonder why pursuing their dreams of growing in …

Bracelets Made With Love

Compassionate children and teens all over have been hard at work making friendship bracelets for kids who need it the most.  When a child comes to HALO, they are saying that they are alone in this world. It’s scary to feel alone, especially in a new place with new people, which is why ClubHALO members are spreading love and friendship …