YAC Summer


What Is The 15th Night Youth Action Council Up To This Summer?

July 15, 2021

With school out for the summer you would think that things might slow down for the 15th Night, but summer is the busiest time of year for our Youth Action Council (YAC).

We know that school is often the last place that a youth will stay connected to before they end up on a path to the streets. That’s why 15th Night focuses so much of our efforts to keep youth in school where they can more easily access resources and support. When summer comes, we shift gears to focus more on building new relationships with youth to help get them reconnected to school for the Fall.

The 15th Night Youth Action Council (YAC) knows that outreach is key to helping us find and build relationships with youth outside of school. This summer the YAC has committed to THREE outreach events EVERY WEEK.

  • On Tuesdays the YAC will be doing “mobile outreach”, which means they will be hitting the pavement to meet youth where they’re at. They know the places to look for youth on the streets, so they start there and work to build relationships in hopes of helping other young people like themselves to access resources and supports.
  • On Thursdays this summer the YAC will be hosting Burrito Thursday at Willamalane Park in Springfield from 5-7pm. You read that right, Burrito THURSDAY is coming to Springfield! We are so excited to be able to extend this programming to Springfield this year and can’t wait to connect with youth in that area.
  • And of course, Burrito Fridays. The YAC will continue to host Burrito Friday at the new Youth ERA drop-in center from 3-5pm.

If you see the 15th Night YAC out and about this summer, please come say hi! If you want to get involved and find out how you can support youth outreach this summer please contact us at info@15thnight.org.