Stay Tuned for event details for September 9, 2017
In 2016 local leaders showed their support for homeless youth by
marching from North Pole to Fairbanks.
IN 2017… let’s all do it!
The reality of youth homelessness is that youth often spend their days and nights walking the streets when they have nowhere to go. Since 2014, nearly 300 different youth have found safety at The Door, a shelter for youth aged 12 to 18. We’re pleased that these leaders joined together to raise awareness about homelessness amongst young people in Fairbanks and beyond.
In solidarity and support, North Pole’s Mayor Ward, Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Kassel, and Fairbanks Mayor Eberhart joined together for a historic walk – fourteen miles from downtown North Pole to downtown Fairbanks in 2016.
Leaving from the North Pole City Hall at 1pm, meandering alongside Badger Rd until it meets the Richardson, then picking back up on Old Rich, a few miles down, down Cushman St, and then down 10th to Fairbanks Youth Advocates. (Stay tuned in 2017 for a new walking plan on the new walking path joining North Pole and Fairbanks)
The Mayors March concluded at 7pm at Fairbanks Youth Advocates (126 10th Ave) with a conversation about youth homelessness. This was followed by our annual community-wide sleep out, One Homeless Night. For more information about One Homeless Night, CLICK HERE.