PUBLISHED: 5:04 PM on Wednesday, November 21, 2007
In Alaska, more than 11,800 youth don't have a permanent housing. In Juneau alone, 162 students enrolled in schools last year were homeless. To bring awareness and raise money for the Juneau homeless youth, more than 40 high school students collected $50 each to participate in the sleep out just outside of the Harborview Elementary School on Nov. 17. The event was organized and sponsored by the Juneau-Douglas High School Interact Club and the Rotary Club. Young men and women brought cardboard and duct tape to construct temporary housing for the sleepout, and good sleeping bags and lots of layers to spend the night in them. The event also included a barbecue and educational activities. The money raised will be donated to the Glory Hole and other local organizations. Here, Stephanie Tripp is testing her house for the night.