MN VIDEOS | 268 teens sleep outside, act for homeless youth


On record cold night in April, they’re sleeping in boxes, listening to formerly homeless people share stories and advocating to fund the Homeless Youth Act in Minnesota with $8 million, not the current $239,000 — or 13 cents per homeless youth per night.

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative and Plymouth Congregational Church are hosting the 9th “Night on the Street” youth sleep-out. It’s unseasonably cold this April 19. They’ll sleep outdoors in boxes — but they’ll go home tomorrow morning. 2,500 youth in Minnesota won’t – they’re on the streets, couch-hopping, or finding shelter wherever they can.