- The State’s Attorney’s Office is dedicated, not only to protecting the Prince George’s County community, but also to saving and assisting our families. State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks has generated a Youth Advisory Council as a means to better understand the issues surrounding county youth. One of the major concerns brought to the office was the alarming number of homeless teens who reside in Prince George’s. To bring awareness to this issue, the State’s Attorney’s Office with Ebenezer AME Church and other community partners will cohost Project Sleep Out at Patuxent River Park on August 5, 2016.
During Project Sleep Out the youth will be educated on the signs of homelessness and receive information about available resources that they can pass on to friends and others in need. In addition, we will have a number of speakers who will share their experiences with homelessness and how they overcame it. Project Sleep Out will also serve as a donation drive to collect items that will be given to the Prince George’s County Office of Homelessness.
This initiative is critical, not only for the community at-large, but also for our youth. We owe it to our young people to educate and empower them on social justice issues so that they are informed and are also in a better position to give back to others. Through this initiative, students will be able to look at their peers who may be dealing with homelessness with compassion and a new found understanding while armed with the knowledge to uplift, offer assistance and inform them of the available resources.