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Cardboard City

Cardboard City 2012 was a success despite storms and downpours! Stay tuned for information on the 2013 Cardboard City.

Video from Cardboard City 2010

See a YNN article and video about the event

Organizers of Cardboard City event, a service-learning project designed to build awareness in the community about runaway and homeless issues, ask community members and organizations for donations to help the area’s homeless. For Cardboard City, participating City and county youth create cardboard shelters and spend the night in them; in addition, agencies that serve runaway and homeless youth share information on site about their services. Other youth-serving agencies facilitate youth-led workshops to give participants a better understanding of the realities of runaway and homeless experiences.

For more information

Contact Brandi Remington, City of Rochester Bureau of Recreation at 428-7371, or Nick Ponterio at Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau at 753-6953.

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