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 …

Sparking Creativity With Art

At HALO, we inspire kids to explore and express their creativity through art, fostering their unique perspectives and ideas.During our time at Fairfax Academy, we explored various art techniques. We focused on one- and two-point perspectives and presented a few project options to the kids.In a one-point perspective, you create your horizon line- this is the line where the sky …

Leadership Masks and Pumpkins

This month we discussed what it looks and feels like to be in a leadership role. Some of the kiddos talked about how happy it made them to lead their younger siblings, and how much they loved the leaders in their lives such as their parents or teachers. The masks are depictions of what leadership feels like to them. One …

Integrity In Practice

Integrity, noun: 1: Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values; incorruptibility 2: HALO’s September Life Skill 3: What our kiddos show in spadesThis week, our kiddos created comic strips depicting themselves or others showing integrity. We discussed how having integrity means keeping promises, being honest, and doing the right thing. Some of our characters are standing …

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 …

Rickman Center facility allows significant expansion of HALO Foundation Transitional Living Program for homeless teens

JEFFERSON CITY – The Jefferson City HALO Learning Center will expand its Transitional Living Program (TLP) into newly-acquired Rickman Center. Upon completion of facility renovations, the property will provide residential quarters for up to 30 homeless teens and two TLP staff members. TLP services will include comprehensive healthcare, behavioral health services and training that will help teens become engaged and …