4.2 million kids in America will face homelessness this year.
Covenant House provides these homeless young people with safe shelter and wrap-around services, including education and job training, so they can move forward to an adulthood free of violence, poverty, and the threat of homelessness.
Students step out of the classroom and into the streets.
Sleep Out: Student Edition events can be held anywhere in the world. Covenant House doesn’t dictate dates or times, rather, we follow the lead of middle school, high school, and college students who take on the challenge of planning a Sleep Out with their classmates on their school grounds, with a civic club or faith group at a community center, as members of a sports team on a field, or with a group of like-minded friends in their own backyard.
Students will then fundraise for Covenant House to keep the lights on and the doors open for all of the kids who need help. Then, they spend one night sleeping outside in solidarity with the homeless kids they are helping.
Become a Sleep Out Champion and join the K Club! For the first time, Covenant House New Jersey will be recognizing those student groups that reach extraordinary fundraising benchmarks through our K Clubs. Student groups that raise at least $10K, $25K, $50K, $75K, and $100K will be recognized on a plaque that will be prominently displayed at the Newark Crisis Center.
Saint Joseph Regional High School
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Madison High School
Student Sleep Out Coordinator: Alexandra Polimeni