Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 HALO Highlights!

2014 was a year of new experiences and great successes in the HALO Learning Center! HALO youth received scholarships, tried new workshops like Yoga and Professional Development, volunteered with HALO's new Community Service Initiative group, strutted their stuff down the runway at the 2014 Independent Swag Fashion Show, and much more!

We are so proud of all of our youth, and so thankful to all of the staff, volunteers, and community members that made 2014 a fun and empowering year for the HALO Learning Center. Keep scrolling to see other great highlights from this year, and like us on Facebook for more updates, photos, and more. We're excited for 2015 at HALO!

Oscar&TianaScholarshipTwo HALO youth were awarded the KCSA Education Fund Scholarship in April 2014. They were chosen out of nearly 50 fifty applicants for this award!

IMG_0016 Students from the William Jewell School of Nursing came to the HALO Learning Center to teach youth about the field, and practice some hands on nursing skills!

1508198_10152112271876824_5747241592644085772_nHALO's Woodworking class made tables and benches for local brewery KC Bier Co.'s new tasting room!

photo 1Professional Development was a new course launched in the Fall Semester at the HALO Learning Center. Here, students go over workplace etiquette.

image-6HALO held its first Fashion Show with partner Spofford Home in the summer of 2014.

DSC_0302The HALO Learning Center collaborated with UMKC's School of Science for its first ever Science Day! Youth had fun with the hands on learning in the lab.

photo 2HALO launched its new C.S.I. group (Community Service Initiative) by volunteering at KC Pet Project for the day - cleaning kennels never looked so fun! 

Getting traditional Henna tattoos at the India booth from an INDUS volunteer
Passport Day 2014 was full of cultural learning and fun! 
HALO youth learn traditional dance moves from Kenya!

More Passport Day fun!

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FS 2The 2014 Independent Swag Fashion Show was the biggest its ever been! 

photo-2HALO youth Jasmine is awarded a full-ride scholarship to Cosmetology school by MoroccanOil! Her dream was realized after taking HALO's Cosmetology class and shadowing a MoroccanOil stylist. 

MOBackDropwithKidsHALO youth take part in the documentary series "Inspired" which featured HALO founder Rebecca Welsh (far right) as one of five inspiring women across the country. The documentary was sponsored by MoroccanOil and directed by Bryce Dallas Howard.

photo 2Gould Evans of Kansas City held a HALO Youth Art Show at their facility in conjunction with the Westport Art Faire. HALO youth were invited to their very own art opening! 

photo 2HALO youth gain physical AND mental wellness from HALO's new Yoga workshop, provided by Darling Yoga.
HAPPY 2015 FROM HALO! Thanks to everyone who made 2014 such a great year!

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