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Spectrum’s Student Sleep Out

March 23-26, 2017

Students and Families Sleeping Out in Solidarity with Homeless and At-Risk Youth


Over the weekend of March 23-26, 2017, about 400 students unrolled their sleeping bags at locations across Chittenden County to show their support for homeless youth as part of Spectrum’s Student Sleep Out.

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 Student Sleep out visit our Facebook album here!


For more information on how to hold your own Sleep Out, download our toolkit here.


The Student Sleep Out was inspired by Celia Andrews, who was nine at the time. Read more about her story here.

Looking for the Executive Sleep Out?

Questions or want to join us next March? Contact Jett Choquette at 864-7423 x330 or

Special thanks to our premier sponsor:

PC Construction






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Vermont Gas
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From Our Blog

  • 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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  • Cold night, warm hearts

    Why do people open their wallets, their hearts, and spend a night sleeping outside in the cold when they have their own warm beds at home? It’s simple: we empathize with the young people who are hovering somewhere between childhood and adulthood who lack the basics to survival that we often take for granted.

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