Run/Walk to Raise Awareness and Funds for HOPE Place, HOPE 4 Youth’s Transitional Housing Program
On any given night, there are more than 6,000 homeless youth in the State of Minnesota and many of them are right here in the north metro suburbs. When the darkness of night sets in, these youth are staying in shelters, couch-hopping or sleeping on the streets. HOPE 4 Youth, a nonprofit that provides pathways to end youth homelessness, is raising awareness of the plight of the young people by bringing the community together for “The Darkest Night of Your Life 4K.”
Participants will experience many of the same things as homeless young people – darkness, loneliness, cold and quiet – while they run/walk the the 4K “4” homeless youth, as well as raise funds for HOPE Place, HOPE 4 Youth’s new transitional housing program. HOPE Place is one of our long-term solutions to ending youth homelessness. Twelve homeless young people are calling HOPE Place home while they learn the skills necessary to become independent, self-sustaining adults.