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      Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth in Fort Lauderdale


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      March 23, 2019

      Saturday   7:00 PM

      844 Northeast 4th Avenue
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

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      Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth

      Welcome to Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth - a community festival, sleep-out and youth resource fair to raise awareness and funds to operationalize a street and school-based intervention program for youth experiencing homelessness and other vulnerabilities and, as a result, at greater risk for human trafficking. Featuring live art installation by Miami's Nathan Delinois, aka Nate Dee, a Jeep Show, live Fire Truck tours and other activities for the entire family! •Live DJ and local music •Artisan and craft booths •Educational and arts activities for youth and adults •Human trafficking awareness mini-presentations •Candlelight vigil and interfaith prayer •Sleep-out •Food trucks •Raffle prizes and silent auction OUR AMAZING SPONSORS AND PARTNERS NBC 6 Pride; Clear Channel Outdoors; Hands on Broward; City of Fort Lauderdale; MASS District; Safe Shelter Collaborative; Hollman Enterprises; Holy Cross Hospital; Zonta Club of Pinellas County; Redefining Refuge; CHANCE; More Too Life; Memorial Healthcare System WHAT IS NIGHT ON THE STREETS: ENDING THE TRAFFICKING OF HOMELESS YOUTH? Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth is unique awareness and fundraising event whereby action-oriented individuals and organizations rally together to sleep on the streets of the MASS District of downtown Fort Lauderdale in solidarity with the countless youth experiencing homelessness and, as a result, in danger of exploitation, human trafficking and other forms of violence associated with life on the streets. Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth is not about partying all night or pretending to be homeless and at risk for exploitation.It’s truly an unforgettable night of action that reveals the daily challenges facing youth in the community in the sincerest way possible. By walking in their shoes and sleeping on the streets, we can finally identify with where they’ve been and what they’ve faced. When you sign up to sleep out during Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth you’re signing up to learn about the trafficking of at-risk youth, how to identify the signs, and how Ark of Freedom Alliance works to prevent the trafficking of marginalized children and young people, while empowering male and LGBTQ+ survivors. Even more impactful, you will hear firsthand from at-risk youth and the real-life challenges they face on the streets. HOW DOES IT HELP END THE TRAFFICKING OF HOMELESS YOUTH? Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth raises funds and awareness for Ark of Freedom Alliance, a human rights organization providing prevention education, intervention outreach, shelter, mental health services and other supports to marginalized children, male and LGBTQ+ young adult survivors of human trafficking, as well as those who are at risk. Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth participants are assigned a fundraising page once they and or their team sign up. Teams and individuals work to raise life-saving funds leading up to the event. These funds allow Ark of Freedom Alliance to end the trafficking of homeless youth by supporting its street outreach and referral program, emergency shelter nights, case management and care coordination, and its residential trauma recovery program for young adult male and LGBTQ+ survivors of human trafficking who are also challenged with substance abuse disorders. By raising funds and sleeping out, participants become soldiers in the war on human trafficking and child exploitation across our community and abroad! WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO Funds raised from Night on the Streets: Ending the Trafficking of Homeless Youth support Ark of Freedom Alliance’s programming to prevent the exploitation of homeless and other at-risk youth facing substance abuse disorders, mental health challenges, sexual abuse and other forms of violence. •Advocacy •Crisis intervention •Mobile outreach •Emergency and transitional survivor housing FAQs  If I pay the registration fee to sleep out, do I need to also purchase a ticket to attend the festival? No. The fee to register to sleep out includes all festival activities Is there a host hotel? No, but we've partnerd with Airbnb who has created a customized search of all affordable properties within a 2 mile radius of the event.  Follow this link to check them out and reserve - https://www.airbnb.com/events/2019-Night-on-the-Streets:-Ending-the-Trafficking-of-Homeless-Youth Minimum age requirements to enter the event? Youth under the age of 16 wanted to sleep out need to submit parental consent form, or have a parent/caregiver on site sleeping out as well.  They don't have to sleep out next to you...just be sleeping out with us during the event.   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free on-site parking. Minutes from central bus terminal and Brightline.   What can I bring into the event? For those sleeping out: one BLUE sleeping bag, one lawn chair, one pillow and one blanket;  For those attending the activities: one lawn chair WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR STORING OR LOOKING AFTER YOUR BELONGINGS.  BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK.  How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Event Director: Nathan Earl, nathan.earl@aofalliance.org, (954) 778-2871  What's the refund policy? No refunds   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No  Can I update my registration information? Yes. Send email to nathan.earl@aofalliance.org with request.  Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes. Owner of ticket must write in new owner and sign.  Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes,  but why would that happen? See above. What do I wear? You will want to wear super comfortable clothing. Be prepared for rain and cool weather. Def bring an umbrella.  There will be t-shirts and skull caps for sale at the event. 

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