Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways will be hosting the 5th Annual Youth Homeless Experience on May 11th-12th, from 5p - 9am at Falcon Park, Auburn.
The overnight immersion program teaches youth in grades 2 to 12 about hunger and homelessness from those involved with the agencies and organizations that support people in these situations. Cost is $5 per person and is open to boys and girls with accompanying adult chaperones.
Last year, 210 local youth and adults took part in the program. Participants hear from community leaders, complete activities focused on the issues, and build a shelter for the night using cardboard and duct tape.
The program concludes with an Oxfam Hunger Banquet in which participants are randomly divided into socio-economic classes and fed based on demographics. Trusted and trained adult volunteers participate in activities and provide supervision.
The program is presented by GSNYPENN and partners Chapel House of Cayuga County, Rescue Mission, United Way of Cayuga County and Auburn Rotary Club. Each person attending is required to bring a personal care item, non-perishable food item or clothing donation to help assisting organizations.
Registration closes April 27th. Girl Scouts and leaders/parents can register at www.gsnypenn.org/yhe. Non-Girl Scouts can register by contacting Community Recruitment Manager Donna Clark at (315) 698-9400 ext 2312 or email@example.com.