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SLEEP OUT AMERICA NIGHT OF TIMELINE & GUIDE

The Sleep Out America night will officially start at 8pm local time on November 16 and continue through 7am local time November 17. These hours are meant to align with what a homeless youth may experience while on the street and without shelter. If you need to alter the timing (or Sleep Out on a different night) to fit your or your group’s schedule, use the outline below as a guide to your Sleep Out.

8:00pm:
Tune into sleepoutamerica.org to watch the Sleep Out America Video

8:05pm-8:30pm:
Review the Conversation Starters & Videos prior to heading outdoors. Join the online chat with our team and other participants to ask any questions and prepare for the night.

8:30pm:
Head outside with your sleeping bag, cardboard box, smartphone, and other supplies to Sleep Out

8:30pm-morning:
SLEEP OUT!

  • Use your phone to join the nationwide conversation:

  • Take photos and post on social (#sleepoutamerica)

  • Join the online chat with other Sleep Out participants

  • Use the provided Conversation Starters to go deep with your group about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.

6:00am:
View the closing video at sleepoutamerica.org.

6:00am-8:00am:
Reflect on the experience before heading back inside. Consider what it felt like to wake up outside and share that with your group, in our online chat, or on social media (#sleepoutamerica) before you leave your Sleep Out location.

Post-Sleep Out:
Find time to thank your donors. Share a story and photo of your Sleep Out, and let them know how much you appreciate their support

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