More than 100 people sleep outside to raise money for Boulder-based homeless youth organization

On any given night in Boulder County, anywhere between 150 and 250 people younger than 25 are living on the streets.

Claire Clurman, executive director of Attention Homes, a Boulder-based organization that provides services to homeless youth, said that many young people living on the street have aged out of foster care and don’t have the necessary skills to provide for themselves. About 30 percent, she said, are LGBTQ youth who’ve been cast out of their homes.

“Every young person has a different story,” she said.

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On Thursday night, about 125 people gathered in the basement labyrinth of the First United Methodist Church to eat dinner and share stories before participating in the sixth annual Sleep Out for Homeless Youth on the lawn outside. Each “sleeper” pledged to raise $1,000 to support Attention Homes.

“It’s amazing,” Clurman said. “We’ve already raised more than $100,000.”

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Source:: The Denver Post

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