2016 Sleep Out ~ November 3, 2016

Last December, more than 100 community leaders gathered to discuss youth homelessness in our community, and more than 40 dedicated individuals gave up the comforts of home to sleep outside for one night to raise awareness and funding to support homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth. Please save the date for the second annual 2016 Sleep Out for Homeless Youth on November 3, 2016. 

During the 2015-2016 school year, Leon County Schools identified 870 students who experienced homelessness during the school year. So we are challenging community leaders to accept the Sleep Out challenge and take a stand for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth. Sleep Out Leaders agree to try to fundraise $870 through their social networks and to spend one night sleeping outside with us. Together we can reach vulnerable youth and change their path forever. To accept the challenge and become a Sleep Out Leader, click on the "Create a Fundraising Page" button above. After you have setup your page, a member of the CCYS team will contact you. We also have Sleep Out Team opportunities and sponsorships available. Email Bintu@ccys.org for more information. 

If you are unable to Sleep Out, you can still be involved! You can donate to the general CCYS Sleep Out team or donate to a particular Sleep Out Leader. CCYS will also host a Community Dinner & Discussion the night of the Sleep Out, from 7-8pm, for individuals to gather and discuss the issue of youth homelessness. There will be a suggested donation of $20 for attending the Community Dinner & Discussion. Proceeds from the Community Dinner will benefit CCYS and our partners The Kearney Center and Big Bend Homeless Coalition. 

CCYS is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides intervention and prevention programs to serve homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth through emergency shelter, transitional living, crisis counseling, and street outreach services. All services are free. Visit our website www.ccys.org for more information about our services.

Thank you to In Tents Events for partnering with CCYS as the title sponsor for the 2016 Sleep Out for Homeless Youth! In Tents Events is a great community partner and we are thankful for their support to help CCYS provide programs and services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth! Please support this great community-minded local business! http://www.myintentsevents.com

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