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Spectrum’s Student Sleep Out

April 5-8, 2018

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

Next year’s Student Sleep Out will be held from April 5-April 8, 2018.

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

During the Student 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 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.

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Special thanks to our 2017 sponsors:

PC Construction






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Vermont Gas
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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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