November 13, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
National Runaway Safeline
3141B N. Lincoln Ave.  Chicago, IL, 60657

Join us at the National Runaway Safeline’s office for a panel discussion and spoken word and music performances by local youth to “shine a light” on the issues faced by runaway and homeless youth. This event will also be live streamed on our Facebook.

According to the 2017 Chapin Hall “Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America” report, nearly 4.2 million youth experience homelessness in a given year. “Light the Night” is an event to come together to talk about this critical issue and amplify the voices of youth through spoken word and music.

This event will also be live streamed on the National Runaway Safeline’s Facebook Page.

RSVP is appreciated but not required.

Click here to RSVP. 


Susan Frankel, Executive Director, National Runaway Safeline

Paul Hamann, CEO, The Night Ministry


The Air Potatoes, high school rock band
Air Potatoes are a teenager boy rock band from Glenview, Il. Bandmembers Sebastian Zimmer – Glenbrook South High School, Gavin Velasco – Loyola Academy and Joseph Bilas, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Jr, High mix sounds from the 60’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000s with their own compositions and their own original style. Air Potatoes will be performing acoustically at Light the Night.

Young Chicago Authors, spoken word artists
Through creative writing, Young Chicago Authors helps young people from all backgrounds to understand the importance of their own stories and those of others, so that they can pursue the path they choose and work to make their communities more just and equitable. YCA will be performing spoken word at Light the Night.

Questions about the event? Please reach out to Rachel Reynolds, Outreach and Prevention Specialist, at

About National Runaway Prevention Month

National Runaway Prevention Month is the annual awareness and prevention campaign for runaway and homeless youth issues. Every November, participants across the country host activities and events that amplify the experiences of runaway and homeless youth and the role everyone plays in ending youth homelessness.

Click here to learn more about National Runaway Prevention Month


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