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 …

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 …

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 …

Chadwick Brooks speaks at July HALO Staff Meeting

This month’s lifeskill is all about respect. On Tuesday, July 11th, HALO invited Chadwick Brooks, Event Director of Walter & Ferris, LLC, a production and consulting company dedicated to nurturing creative ideas, to join us and speak at our monthly staff meeting. Thank you, Chadwick, for helping provide direction and advice to help HALO grow and continue to keep one …