Raising Awareness in the Frigid Tempuratures


Jason Kline

Students at Kennedy high school preparing to spend the night outside at a previous homeless night.

On October 25, student government, with the help of their advisor Joseph Benedict, will be hosting Kennedy’s annual Homeless Night. So far, 54 students are signed up. Adrian Evans and Benedict will rough the frigid temperatures while chaperoning this event. 

“We will be outside all night in the lovely, chilly temperatures,” Benedict said. 

Students set up their boxes at the front entrance of our school. They will be outside from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. With the temperature expected to reach the 20s, these students are in for a cold night. 

Student government organizes this event in order to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in Cedar Rapids. The event starts at $15 but students are able to give more. All of the money raised from this event will be donated to local shelters. 

“[We] raise money to give to the local shelters, like Waypoint,” Benedict said.