It is estimated that 300 young people in York Region have to find ways to survive on the streets every night and thousands more live in circumstances that could easily lead to them becoming homeless. No kid chooses to be homeless. Experience the harsh realities of life on the street so our kids don’t have to. Do you have what it takes to step into the shoes of a homeless youth for one night?
The 360°Experience was created to make youth homelessness a visible issue. Now in its seventh year, the 360° Experience fundraiser raises essential funds for 360°kids, an organization that serves over 3,500 youth in crisis and surrounds them with care ranging from access to food to counselling. All proceeds will help homeless and at-risk youth.
“This is an important cause. Homelessness does not discriminate. They come from different walks of life, but the main idea is to understand the issue of homelessness. By having agencies like 360°kids, we are working towards breaking this cycle” – Dan Zaroski, Retired Principal at Father Bressani Catholic High School, 2019
Become a Corporate Sponsor
Please take a look at our sponsorship package if you or your organization would be interested in sponsoring our signature event. Download the 2020 Sponsorship Package.
Participate in an Experience:
Over 50 prominent York Region leaders will experience what it is to be a homeless youth in York Region.
Our participants will start their overnight journey walking in the shoes of a homeless youth from 8 PM to 6 AM. During that time, they will have only a sleeping bag and a few dollars to navigate their survival.
Do you have what it takes to complete this challenge for just one night?Join Us on March 5th!
A minimum of $2000 must be raised to participate.
360° In School Experience
The 360° In School Experience is designed to give students a firsthand experience of the harsh realities of being a homeless youth:
- Battle the elements
- Sleep in the uncomfortable cold weather, and;
- Try to build a shelter to stay warm at night.
After all that, realizing how tired you are the next day, having to imagine doing to school and how difficult that can be, is a real eye-opener for participants.
Interested in bringing this unique experience to your school?Learn More or Register your School