Building a "cardboard city" at the Solidarity Sleep Out in Anchorage, September 23-24
HOMELESSNESS IS SOMETHING that everyone knows about, but perhaps only few people truly understand. In order to combat an issue so intensely personal but often unseen, our friends at Anchorage's Promise staged a Solidarity Sleep Out to increase awareness among youth.
Teens were voluntarily "locked in" overnight at the Alaska Club facilities to increase their knowledge - and empathy - regarding homeless youth in our state.
We sent our own young person, Alaska Teen Media Institute's Nithya Thiru to attend and report.
This story was originally featured on Show 54: Homeless Youth in Alaska