Year In Review
The KHAIR program had an outstanding year helping teens build skills for their best future. This year, KHAIR had a 90% graduation rate and a 70% perfect attendance rate with programming in the Winter, Spring and Fall.
We would like to extend our enthusiastic appreciation to our dedicated group of volunteers, interns and workshop facilitators who helped this year. We could not have done it without your support. We also wish to thank our clinical partners, collegiate institutions and our network of hair stylists and barbers. Your desire to want to see young people succeed is evident. We appreciate you.
Thank you, everyone, for your part in making this a successful year!
Our new belief statement adapted in 2016:
Kids are Health when they have a positive Attitude and are Inspired to Reflect on their unique qualities.
Fall KHAIR Classic Graduation
Families, friends and invited guests witnessed 10 participants graduate from the KHAIR program on Saturday, November 5. The day was filled with excitement as staff and volunteers prepared the atrium at the Wilson Library Branch of NHFPL.
Graduates received certificates of completion; some also received perfect attendance awards, which included a gift card to Ashley’s Ice Cream and a one-time hair service appointment from one of our participating stylists or barbers. In addition, all graduates received a $25 gift card from our Dress for Success workshop facilitator, the Gap.
Our guest speaker, Dr. Sheryl L. W. Barnes, encouraged the graduates to pursue their dreams and attain their goals. She stressed that that they have the power to change their future and they should be proactive in making decisions that will empower their lives. Towards the end of the program, Angela Acevedo, a 17-year-old KHAIR graduate, graced us with her voice as she sang an encouraging song with a message of resilience.
Congratulations KHAIR graduates!