July 5, 2009

Girls just wanna have fun: PJ party at HALO

Six "Glamorous Girlz" from San Juan Diego Middle School presented a “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” pajama party to the mothers and daughters at HALO last week.

The girls were able to host the party after writing and receiving a grant from Youth As Resources through the Racine County United Way. The girls planned six different activities, including a beauty station, cookie decorating, karaoke, quilt making, a night time mask station, and pictures.

Mothers and daughters from the shelter, the transitional housing program and the outreach program attended. The girls purchased new pajamas and a goodie bag with girly treasures for each of the attendees. “Everyone got new pj’s and changed into them right away,” said Deejae Kober, 12, who was one of the grant writers. “We wanted everyone to feel comfortable and just have fun.”

Besides the pictures, the karaoke was the hit of the night as everyone took turns singing. Stephanie Kober, family program manager at HALO said, “It was a great idea to do this with the participants, it gave everyone a chance to relax, and kick back and remember (at least for the moms) what it was like to be a kid.”

The party lasted three hours and included a movie and popcorn. The Glamorous Girlz are Deejae Kober, Luna Font, Minerva Galvan, Elissa Ramos, Jessica O’Connor and Jocelyne Mendoza.


  1. Great idea girls - looks like it was a tremendous success.

  2. Love Youth as Resources! Kudos to United way and the fantastic young ladies for a job well done.

  3. Good job, girls! Hope to see you as future leaders of the city! Your parents should be proud.

  4. How wonderful! Looks like it was a lot of fun - nice work girls!