Last year, by holding a school sleepout or "sleep-in", hundreds of children raised thousands of pounds to support Depaul UK's work with homeless and vulnerable young people.
Our President, Sir Trevor McDonald, said: "By becoming Depaul Sleepout Stars, your pupils can make a difference to the lives of others, find out more about youth homelessness and raise vital funds for this most worthy cause."
When: World Homeless Day. During October school children nationwide will be joining the Sleepout Stars and taking part in the annual Depaul UK School Sleepout
Where: Your school playground or hall
Why: Every year 80,000 young people in the UK experience homelessness and this number is on the rise. Depaul UK believes every young person should have a safe place to call home and our Sleepout Stars are helping make this happen.
What is a Sleepout? A sleepout focuses attention on just how hard life can become for a young person who has exhausted other options and finds themselves sleeping outside. We suggest your Sleepout takes place in your school playground or fields.
What is a Sleep-in? A sleep-in could take place inside your main hall or gym. This could be a great way of raising awareness as most youth homelessness is 'hidden' from sight, with young people sofa surfing with friends or family members until their welcome wears out.
Complete the form below and we will be in touch with your organiser's pack and full range of Sleepout Stars resources, including assembly presentations for primary and secondary schools.
Get in touch on 020 7939 1281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.