A recent addition to West Ranch High School is a club named Help a Life Out (HALO) that meets every Tuesday at lunch.
HALO is committed to helping mentally handicapped kids and made up of several, active students that want to make a change. These students enjoy improving the lives of handicapped kids in many aspects.
One thing that the club focuses on is tutoring in various subjects such as math and science. This can be very difficult at times due to the students’ disabilities, but the members keep working hard.
“It can be a little frustrating to work with the kids sometimes, but it doesn’t affect my determination to improve their education,” Roy Kim, a member of HALO, commented to JSR.
Unfortunately, many disabled students are often left out in school and ignored by others. Thus, the members work towards making these students feel special by taking the time to get to know them and complementing their efforts.
Finally, club members take to a nearby park and play physical games such as tag or even just run around with them. This helps everyone to stay healthy and active.
Joshua Kim, the ASB officer of HALO, told to JSR, “Seeing these kids smile and laugh with joy makes my day.”
HALO’s ultimate goal is to raise awareness about aiding mentally disabled kids. Students in the club want to expand the club by recruiting new, devoted members. Through this program, students can collaborate together and also learn to help others in need.