- Ginger Salinas
The Coaches are motivating, inspiring and teach accountability to all the kids. They provide a great structure of skillful play and dedicated time for homework. This has been such a positive for my son. Highly recommend this program!
Hands down the best sports after care program around! My son has really blossomed with his skills, passion for football and sportsmanship. Beyond the top notch skill development, HALO teaches an "honor code" to Do Right, Be Positive, Seek Wisdom, Take Faith, and Never Give Up. They have a daily rotating teaching focus on different parts of the honor code. Lastly, HALO also has daily assisted homework time for the kids and they have challenged him academically as well. We are beyond thrilled to have found HALO and plan to keep our son there for a long time.
- E. Pechal
“Luke is really driven by HALO’s mentoring. I see a huge change in his maturity on the court and on the field.”
– Sylvia T.
Michele Obama said, “We should always have three friends in our lives-one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.” HALO is all of those people for my 6-year-old son Gustavo – HALO is the main reason he’s become a better kid in four short months.Ahmad, Nikki, Frank, Josh, and others work hard every day to make sure my son feels special and important. Now, these folks aren’t coddling the kids – on the contrary. At HALO, the leaders make sure everyone’s homework is done, they make the kids look them in the eye when talking, and they put the kids through fun workouts (especially to reinforce good classroom behavior). They also celebrate big wins with the kids – with a fist bump or a pizza party. And wow, do they teach them about excelling in sports!! My son just loves being there.HALO is amazing because the leaders create an environment where healthy relationships can form between adults and children. It’s not surprising that young people like my son thrive when adults show they care about them on a one-on-one level, and when they have a sense of belonging to a caring community. This is when change is truly possible. My son has recently been cited with good behavior in school at least eight days in a row – a big win for him. HALO’s goal for him? “Ten days,” Ahmad says. Gustavo just smiles and says he can do it. Then they fist bump and hug.I’ve memorized the HALO code – “do right, be positive, seek wisdom, take action and never quit” — because my son constantly chants it and tells anyone who will listen. I’m so happy we found HALO. It’s not a daycare – it’s a way of life for these kids. It’s why my son gets out of bed to go to school each day, “so he can go have fun at HALO.”
– Shane C.
“My son just completed his first week and loves it! We are looking forward to a great school year with you guys.”
“Coaches are great and my daughter loves the program. I love that she gets to be very active and try out different sports. I like the structure and leadership portion of the program that I think most other aftercare programs lack.”
- Narumol A.