FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) – Most students make sure they enjoy their two days off in October when the state’s teachers get together for their annual conferences.
Students from more than 31 different schools and groups — some from as far as Hoople, N.D. — are putting their free time to valuable use, raising awareness about the homeless population in Minnesota. About 600 students slept overnight at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to raise money and awareness to the growing problem in Minnesota.
Students stayed up through the night and reflected on what it means to be homeless. Many students who took part in the event also volunteer at homeless shelters in the Twin Cities, so it’s an event that has a personal feel for many.
The main goal is to get as many homeless people off the streets as possible. Check out the video reports for reaction from students at the event.