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Jul312017

Hennepin County to Kick Off 100-Day Challenge on Youth Homelessness

Via a July 31 e-newsletter from Hennepin County:

Throughout the next 100 days, Hennepin County will join numerous community partners and four other U.S. communities in a challenge to combat youth homelessness.

The challenge goal is to help 150 youth between the ages of 16 - 24 exit homelessness into safe and stable housing. Of this group of youth, 75 percent will secure employment.

Hennepin County joins Baltimore, Maryland; Columbus, Ohio; Palm Beach County, Florida; and Louisville, Kentucky, in this nationwide challenge.  
 
On August 2 at 10:00am, sponsors of the challenge - Hennepin County, The Link and the Minneapolis Downtown Council - and other community partners will kick off the challenge by hosting a press conference at the Youth Opportunity Center, 41 North 12th Street.

The following people will make remarks during the press conference:
• David Hewitt, director of Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness and sponsor of the 100-day challenge
• Beth Holger-Ambrose, executive director of The Link and sponsor of the 100-day challenge
• Steve Cramer, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and sponsor of the 100-day challenge
• Lele and Symmie of The Link and members of the 100-day challenge team
• Marion Greene, Hennepin County Commissioner
Speakers will also be available following the press conference for individual interviews. 
 
The nationwide challenge is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and private philanthropic partners. The challenge is administered by A Way Home America, The Rapid Results Instituteand HomeBase.

Look for more news on the Hennepin County website at www.hennepin.us/news.  
Discover how we're making a difference in our communities at www.hennepin.us/stories.

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