Thank You to Those Who Walked and Ran to
Raise Awareness and Funds for Homeless Youth
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 young people are staying in shelters, couch-hopping or sleeping on the streets. HOPE 4 Youth, a nonprofit that provides pathways to end youth homelessness in the north metro Twin Cities, recently raised money and awareness of the plight of homeless youth by bringing the community together for the third annual “The Darkest Night of Your Life 4K.”
Participants experienced many of the same things as homeless young people – darkness, loneliness, cold and quiet – while they walk/run the 4K “4” homeless youth, as well as raised funds for HOPE Place, HOPE 4 Youth’s transitional housing program located in Coon Rapids. HOPE Place is one of our long-term solutions to ending youth homelessness and we raised over $40,000 this year to help keep the doors open so that the young people who call HOPE Place home can walk out the doors as independent, self-sustaining and housed adults. THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, Bunker Hills for hosting us at no cost once again, and all those who participated and donated to help us have another successful event! Stay tuned for our 2019 date, to be announced soon!