An estimated 400 youth from congregations across the Twin Cities are expected to participate in the "Night on the Street" benefit at Plymouth Congregational Church on Friday, April 18.
The youth will spend the night in a village of cardboard boxes setup in the church’s parking lot at Nicollet & Franklin. The event is designed to raise awareness about youth homelessness. An estimated 1,300 young adults are homeless in the state on any given night, according to a Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation news release.
Homeless youth and representatives of The Bridge and YouthLink, two local agencies that serve youth, will be at the event. The benefit is expected to raise more than $50,000 for Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation, a nonprofit housing developer that is working on the Nicollet Square project, a 42-unit affordable housing development for youth proposed for the Kingfield neighborhood.