Most Family Nights, HALO youth are encouraged to participate in an art activity. These art projects give our HALO kids an outlet for feelings they might not usually have a way to express. A HALO Staff member or volunteer leads these projects with an inspiration piece, something to encourage creativity, and then we let our kids create as they wish.
A couple of weeks ago, the HALO girls made self-control wheels to focus on the things in their control rather than the things outside of their control to avoid negative feelings and feeling powerless. Last week, they talked about doing good things for others and how kind acts have been proven scientifically to help your mental health by releasing endorphins.
No matter the activity, we are impressed and awed each week by our kids' talented people. We get to see bits of their stories, and their bravery through artistic expression and mindful thoughts. We are constantly so proud to know them and thankful to have Family Night to share with them.
Thank you for making sure HALO kids have a chance to enjoy Family Night. We appreciate your support!