MINNEAPOLIS - There are more than 6,000 homeless young people in Minnesota.

In an effort to raise awareness about youth homelessness in our state, some people are willing to spend one hour outside. They will be trying to experience how homeless youth feel when they have nowhere to sleep but in the cold.

And you can join them.

HOPE 4 Youth serves homeless youth and those at-risk of becoming homeless by meeting their basic needs (hot-meal, food pantry, clothing closet, hot shower, laundry facilities, resources) as well as helping youth find jobs, finish school, secure housing and access health and wellness services.

You can participate in the HOPE 4 Youth's Out in the Cold 4 Youth event. Out in the Cold 4 Youth will be raising funds to keep HOPE 4 Youth's doors open. HOPE 4 Youth keeps a Drop-In Center open Monday-Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Out in the Cold 4 Youth begins on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and ends on Saturday, Dec. 8. Participants sign up for a one-hour time slot between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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