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Spectrum’s Sleep Out

March 29, 2018


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The next Sleep Out will be held on March 29, 2018.

Interested in joining the Sleep Out next March?  Please contact Jett Choquette at jchoquette@spectrumvt.org or 864-7423 x 330 for more information.

During the Sleep Out more than 100 business and community leaders from the Burlington area and beyond come together for Spectrum’s Executive Sleep Out. They spend the night outside, sleeping on the ground, in solidarity with teenagers and young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The weekends following the Executive Sleep Out, about 400 students unroll their sleeping bags at locations across Chittenden County to show their support for homeless youth as part of Spectrum’s Student Sleep Out.

In 2017, our goal was to raise $265,000 to provide support for our youth. Thanks to you, we passed our goal and raised over $350,000.

For photos of this year’s Sleep Out, check out our Facebook album!

Click here if you’re looking for the Student Sleep Out.

 

We all had our share of trying moments growing up, but most of us didn’t have to worry about whether we would have food to eat or somewhere to sleep. Participating in the Sleep Out last night exposed me to some of the awful situations that troubled youth are put in. I want to do more to help.

– Nuan Openshaw-Dion, Dealer.com

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From Our Blog

  • The Game of Life

    As part of my senior capstone project, I developed a life skills training program for the youth in Spectrum’s supported housing. The Game of Life helped youth practice their money management skills. The cooking module was designed to show the youth they can cook healthy, fresh meals for a lower cost than buying pre-prepared food.

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  • Reflections from the Essex Sleep Out

    It is so much harder to go to school without getting to wake up and take a shower and go through your normal morning routine. I struggled to stay focused during the day after the Sleep Out because I was tired.

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  • Sleep Out for a Cause

    From left, Donna Aiken, Ray Racine, Keith Flaherty, Dylan Kerkes, Dan Maxwell, and Annette Delphia, of...

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