Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MoroccanOil and HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh aspire to INSPIRE

Together, MoroccanOil, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Radical Media collaborated to feature five different inspirational woman and their amazing life work in a campaign called INSPIRED
HALO is honored to showcase Rebecca Welsh's commitment to help at-risk youth. Thanks to Rebecca's passion and love, HALO has grown to a wonderful place in the world.
Last week, HALO founder Rebecca Welsh and actress Bryce Dallas Howard appeared on the TODAY show to talk about INSPIRED. You can watch the piece here.
The short film focusing on HALO and Rebecca is below.

INSPIRED is a wonderful campaign that celebrates not just Rebecca Welsh, but compassionate women that are making the world a better place. To learn more about INSPIRED and the other women they are focusing on, you can visit their YouTube playlist. For more behind the scenes photos and other HALO information, please visit our Facebook page.  If you want to volunteer and be part of HALO’s mission, go to

Kathie Lee Gifford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rebecca Welsh, and Hoda Kotb
Kathie Lee Gifford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rebecca Welsh, and Hoda Kotb

Bryce Dallas Howard and Rebecca Welsh
Bryce Dallas Howard and Rebecca Welsh

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HALO and Gould Evans Westport Art Faire Rewind!

HALO youth got a once in a lifetime opportunity during the opening weekend of the Westport Art Faire! Thanks to Gould Evans, our youth got to see their hard work and creativity displayed in a professional setting.

In honor of Gould Evans' 40th year, they decided to celebrate their anniversary by giving back. For the past two months, their employees have been volunteering at HALO art workshops and helping the kids create work to be shown at the Westport Art Faire.

They also hosted a reception for HALO's young artists to celebrate their creations. The event was a huge success and the youth had an amazing experience. Thank you, Gould Evans!

The show will be up through September, so get to Gould Evans (4041 Mill St., Kansas City, MO) to see the amazing and inspiring collaboration of Gould Evans and HALO youth.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

HALO Youth Explore September's Life Skill - Integrity!

September means talking about integrity here in the HALO Learning Center, and youth have been creating art projects to show what integrity means to them. To facilitate this discussion, youth created "Integrity Comics" and "Integrity Superheroes" to show how integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching - just like superheroes!

Scroll down to read through the adventures of "Integrity Man" and see more artistic interpretations of integrity!
Integrity Man "is always willing to help people before himself". - HALO youth, age 15. 

"For ex.: When an elderly person fell, Integrity Man helped her and took her to her destination".                        HALO youth, age  9

More aspects of Integrity Man according to one HALO youth.

A good example of integrity in this comic strip! 

"Every time Integrity Man hears an kid say I want to be just like you or your my inspiration he smiles and watches over them at night". - HALO youth, age 9

How this HALO youth plans to practice integrity in her daily life.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

The HALO Learning Center is Expanding!

After four years of growth, HALO is adding a new, much needed space to their Learning Center here in KC! 

The Learning Center will now have another area for courses such as Improv. Basics and Professional Development, and space for a small computer lab! Computers and printers were donated by Gould Evans of Kansas City, and are a wonderful addition to the Learning Center. The computer lab will be utilized by the Professional Development students, as well as other HALO youth for job searching, resume building, and school help. 

The addition of this new space will enable the HALO Learning Center to offer more courses and workshops, and in turn reach more of Kansas City's homeless and at-risk youth. 

We are very excited to share this update with you! Scroll down to see photos of our new addition, and for more information on how YOU can help HALO - KC expand, go to . 

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