Byte Night is the Technology industry's annual sleep out in support of Action for Children. Each year more than a thousand individuals and teams from across the technology and business community spend a night exposed to the elements in a bid to raise sponsorship and awareness of Action for Children's vital work to help prevent youth homelessness. Over 17 years thousands of Tech professionals have raised 6.2 million to help change young people's lives across the UK.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
It is estimated up to 100,000 young people were homeless last year. There are lots of reasons why a young person could become homeless of which the biggest reason is family breakdown. Other reasons include crime, abuse, young people leaving care, and exclusion from school.
How will this project solve this problem?
Action for Children helps to prevent youth homelessness through early intervention by ensuring that young people across the UK are given the support they need before it's too late. Byte Night supports the services Action for Children provide which help to prevent youth homelessness. These include projects focusing on Family Intervention, Youth Justice and intensive fostering, Young people in care, Education and training and Emergency Accommodation.
Potential Long Term Impact
Solving youth homelessness is about more than taking people off the streets Byte Night raises vital funds to help Action for Children support young people across the UK who are at risk of homelessness Action for Children works to prevent youth homelessness through early intervention by ensuring that young people across the UK are given the support they need before it's too late
Total Funding Received to Date: $29,430
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $5,570
Total Funding Goal: $35,000