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 awareness of the plight of the young people by bringing the community together for the second annual “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 first 1,000 participants to register will receive a swag bag provided by Target which include a water bottle, flashlight, shoelaces, energy bar, lip balm, icy hot, lotion, energy drink packets, sports towel, travel pillow and sweat bands.*