Walk/Run 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, the 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, is raising money and awareness of the plight of homeless young people by bringing the community together for the 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 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 and we need your help to keep the doors open so that the homeless young people who call HOPE Place home can learn the skills necessary to become independent, self-sustaining adults.
The 2nd annual The Darkest Night of Your Life 4K, held on September 23, 2017, had more than 675 people walk/run to raise awareness of and funds for HOPE 4 Youth. On behalf of HOPE 4 Youth, we want to thank all the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers for helping to make the youth who walk through our doors feel safe, valued and supported. This simply would not be possible without every one of you.