Friday, September 23, 2011

How to learn more about the HALO Learning Center

Reading through these blog posts gives you a solid overview of the HALO Learning Center.  Over the past few weeks, you have learned the Center's mission, its history and its function in the community.  You know the names of the organizations it serves, you know some of the current projects as well as some that are in the works.  You know that it relies almost exclusively on volunteers, and you have even learned a little bit about one of the workshop volunteers.  You may be thinking to yourself right now that you really know a lot about the Center, right?

I'll concede that you have a pretty good overview of the basics, but with something as vibrant and dynamic as the HALO Center, there is so much going on, so many people helping out, so many youth finding a positive outlet for their creativity as well as a safe space to learn basic life skills, and so many future plans, that this blog has barely touched the surface!  You may be thinking, "Wow, I'm really impressed with all I've been reading these past few weeks, and if there's even more, I want to know!  But how do I learn more about the Center?"

I'm glad you asked.  The HALO Learning Center will be offering two-hour seminars this fall through University of Missouri, Kansas City's continuing education program, Communiversity.  The seminars will give an overview of the HALO Foundation, and an in-depth look at the Learning Center.  Those who attend a seminar will meet current volunteers, as well as the Director of the Learning Center, will learn more about the youth served by the Center,  will take part in a mock workshop to learn firsthand the types of activities that take place in the Center, and will learn more about upcoming programs and the future plans we have here at HALO.

More importantly, the people who attend one of the seminars will learn ways that they too can become involved with the HALO Center.  Right now, maybe you're thinking, "Wait, this is all about 'the people who attend a seminar.'  How can I become one of those people?  When and where are the seminars and how do I sign up?"  These are excellent questions!  Here's the info....

The first seminar is on Monday, September 26th from 6:30 - 8:30pm.  (No, it's not too late to sign up, so keep reading and we'll get to that!).  The second seminar is on Saturday, November 5th from 1 - 3pm. Both seminars are being held at the HALO Learning Center at 1600 Genessee Street, Suite 140.  That's in the West Bottoms, near Kemper Arena.  You only need to attend one of the seminars, and they're both free.

"But wait," you're thinking, "I still don't know how to sign up!"  Well I did promise that information was coming, so here it is.  You may sign up for Monday's seminar here... and the November seminar here...  There are also Communiversity booklets around town that will give you information on signing up, so be on the lookout for them...

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, contact Michelle at  We look forward to seeing you!

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