Join Breaktime this November during National Youth Homelessness Awareness Month
1 in 10
young people endure some form of homelessness each year
of this population are people of color
identify as LGBTQ+
Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth
and young people experience homelessness
Chapin Hall, Dept. of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, The National Alliance to End Homelessness, True Colors Fund, Yale Law Journal
November was first recognized as National Youth Homeless Awareness Month in 2007. Since then, communities nationwide have dedicated this month to bring awareness to the millions of youth who experience homelessness every year. We recognize that the struggles that young adults experiencing homelessness endure have been met with a lack of awareness and compassion. It is critical for us to engage in consciousness-raising of the challenges that this group faces, as it will allow us to be better advocates for equal treatment for all, regardless of race, identity, or housing status. This November,
in honor of National Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, Breaktime will be especially active on
all social media platforms while holding several awareness-focused events.
November Kick-Off Webinar
November 4th. 6-7pm
Breaktime is hosting a webinar to kick off our biggest month of the year: National Youth Homelessness Awareness Month! Join us to hear from Co-founder, Connor Schoen, about Breaktime’s history and where the organization is heading as we transition into 2022, which we hope will be our biggest year yet.
This webinar will also feature stories from several young adults who have come through Breaktime’s program in hopes to raise awareness about the struggles that youth face nationwide. This webinar will also include remarks from special guest, Councilor Essaibi-George who will be discussing Boston’s commitment to end youth homelessness.
We also hope to use this webinar as an opportunity to share that toward which we look forward in 2022. The donations raised from the event will be used to provide training and employment opportunities to young adults experiencing homelessness through Breaktime’s Double Impact Initiative. With your help, we can continue investing in our communities and creating stable change for youth experiencing homelessness.
Nationwide Virtual 5k
As part of its National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week programming, Breaktime is bringing a nationwide audience together to participate in a virtual 5k walk. During the week of November 13 - 21st, we encourage a nationwide audience to join with friends, family, and co-workers and acknowledge the millions of individuals who experience homelessness in the U.S every year. We hope you join us in working toward breaking the cycle of homelessness, whether it be from a treadmill or neighborhood sidewalks As we rally together and walk across America in support of this cause, we will be taking big steps toward ending homelessness for all persons in America.
During this month and throughout the year, Breaktime aims to raise awareness of young adult homelessness via educational posts and organizational updates. If you would like to become a social media partner and be tagged in our posts, please contact Sam (email@example.com) and send us your Instagram handle! We encourage sharing and reposting; our goal is for more people to understand that homelessness is a national epidemic and for our media outreach to help break the cycle of homelessness.
Join us in breaking the cycle of homelessness
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