Last week, HALO Youth attended Science Day at Chekanova’s Lab with the support of students from UMKC’s School of Biological Sciences. HALO Youth planted seeds, experimented with dry ice, and examined their own DNA under microscopes. The HALO Youth enjoyed the opportunity to explore a college campus and work with college students and professors. We are thankful the youth had this opportunity to have fun with science!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Last week, the Spring 2014 Cosmetology Workshop started at the HALO Learning Center thanks to some amazing volunteers from Paul Mitchell. The workshop encourages self-confidence and inner beauty, while exploring some valuable cosmetology skills. This week, the youth created personal crests to represent their values and what goals they want to reach. We are excited to see everything the HALO youth accomplish during this 8-week workshop.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
This month, HALO’s life skill is goal-setting. We love starting the year off by exploring what we hope to accomplish throughout the year and HALO youth are inspiring us to set big goals! Last week, HALO youth created Goal Pennants and listed health, relationship, attitude, and school goals for 2014. This week, HALO youth are creating Goal Boards where they explore the steps they need to take to meet their goals. We can’t wait to support the youth as they accomplish these meaningful goals in 2014!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
HALO’s life skill for December was compassion and the youth had a blast creating Compassion Robots last week. The youth were encouraged to flex their creative muscles and used a variety of materials to make their ideas happen. The youth choose a specific way each robot showed compassion, check out their cool creations!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
2013 was an exciting year full of growth and creativity at the HALO Learning Center! The HALO youth participated in short-term workshops where they created superhero capes, gratitude boxes, and much more. Through our long-term workshops, the youth had the opportunity to learn everything from woodworking to cosmetology to improv skills. The Independent Swag Fashion Show and Passport Day events were a huge success and we look forward to expanding the programs next year. As always, endless thanks to our relentless volunteers and donors. We are looking forward to 2014!