HALO Honors June Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization so well. Each month, we have the pleasure of choosing one volunteer from our main HALO locations to recognize our Volunteers of the Month. Read a bit about each one of them below! Jefferson City: Brooke is the Volunteer of the Month for …

Graduates Honored at Tiffany & Co. Breakfast

June 2nd was a day to remember for some of our graduates and staff members. Six of our HALO youth from both Kansas City and Jefferson City were the special guests of Tiffany & Co. on the Country Club Plaza in a private Breakfast at Tiffany’s event. On this exciting morning, our girls were served breakfast hors d’oeuvres and orange …

HALO Honors May Volunteers of the Month

Volunteers make our HALO world go round! We would like to honor our Volunteers of the Month for May. Jefferson City: Michelle Collins is Jefferson City’s volunteer of the month. Michelle comes to HALO on a weekly basis. She takes care of all of our donations and builds personable relationships with all our residents. Michelle is always willing to help …

Mental Health Awareness Month at HALO

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which goes hand in hand with HALO’s mission and purpose. We strive to support homeless and at-risk children through housing, healing, and education so they can become contributing members of society. Therapeutic art is one of the ways we encourage our kids to express their emotions and goals in life to promote mental health. …

Painting, Virtual Reality, Professional Development at the HALO Learning Center

October has been an eventful month in the Kansas City Learning Center. We welcomed back 13 Fairfax kids to start a new year of programming. Fairfax is an alternative high school and has partnered with HALO for two years. As a background for our readers, all of Fairfax classes are online, and in the past, most of the students struggled …

A New Look for the KC Learning Center

For the last 14 years, the global marketing agency, VML,  hosts a Worldwide Foundation Day. All 33 offices close to send more than 3,000 employees out into their communities to volunteer. A group of  talented employees came to HALO Headquarters on Thursday to give our Learning Center a much needed facelift. They painted the gallery, hung pictures, and created inspiring …

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 …