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1 HOMELESS FOR A NIGHT

2 What is it? “Homeless for a Night” is an opportunity for students to take action on the homeless problem. Those who participate will spend a night at Irving School Stadium to discuss, think, and learn about homelessness. Although spending one night outside can in no way truly represent homelessness, this awareness activity can promote advocacy, protest, and education. All students must attend an Irving ISD high school to participate.

3 Our Target Group Homeless teenagers within our own high schools.

4 WHEN: December 3, p.m to 6 a.m WHERE: Irving School Stadium & Bowie Middle School

5 Who will be participating? All 5 high schools within Irving ISD: - Nimitz HS - MacArthur HS - Irving HS - Academy of Irving ISD - Barbara Cardwell Main Target groups: Student Councils and National Honor Societies Altogether, we are expecting about 350 students in attendance.

6 The following will be asked upon arrival: Registration form Entry Fee - $10 Signed permission and Acknowledgment of rules sheet. You MUST turn in your car keys, cell phones, and any other electronic device. They will be sealed in plastic baggies and returned upon departure.

7 All participants will be expected to follow the following rules: ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol or illegal substances are permitted at the event No one will be allowed to leave the stadium after registering During sleeping hours, students will only be allowed to camp with the same gender. Boys and girls will be separated into different gyms. All school rules apply and just remember to be courteous and respectful to those around you.

8 Tentative Agenda 10:00 p.m : Registration 11:00 p.m : Guest Speaker Presentations 12:00 a.m – 2:00 a.m : Soup Kitchen & Showing of movie 'The Pursuit of Happiness' 2:00 a.m – 5:30 a.m : Service Learning Project to benefit homeless students 5:30 a.m : Wake-up / Clean-up 6:00 a.m : Dismissal

9 Each School Has a Responsibility Irving High School - Soup Kitchen (Evening and Morning meals) Academy of Irving ISD - Medical Care, Publicity for the event MacArthur High School - Facility, Partners Nimitz High School - Service Learning Project

10 Service Learning We have 2 ideas for the Service Learning project A Toiletries Drive - Asking community members for donations of shampoos, conditioners, etc. We will put them together in little bags the night of the event along with friendship letters and distribute them to homeless students. A Documentary DVD - Students could collaborate and make a documentary of what they did while participating in the event. After copies of the DVD are made and sold, all proceeds will go towards the homeless students within our schools.


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