Pathways 4 Youth Launches Health-Focused Fundraising Challenge
ST. CLOUD – A St. Cloud nonprofit is challenging residents to get healthy – and help end youth homelessness in the process.
Pathways 4 Youth has launched the 1004100 Challenge, encouraging participants to complete 100 health and wellness acts in honor of the roughly 100 youth who experience homelessness each night in the St. Cloud area.
Challenge organizers say activities can be physical or mental, so long as they are rooted in wellness and self-care. Examples of health and wellness activities suggested by Pathways 4 Youth include:
- Completing 100 jumping jacks
- Walking/running for 100 minutes
- Doing 100 sit-ups, jumping jacks or other exercise
- Pledging to meditate for 100 minutes in a day/week
- Taking a photo of yourself biking for 100 minutes in a day/week
- Pledging live to take 100 minutes of extra self-care in a week
- Drinking 100 ounces of water in a day
Challenge participants are asked to donate a minimum of $5.00 to Pathways 4 Youth, and stream or upload videos/photos of themselves completing their activities to social media. Participants are then asked to nominate three others to take part in the challenge.
Coborn’s has agreed to match all donated funds up to $15,000 until January 14.
Pathways 4 Youth, located at 203 Cooper Avenue North, is a resource center for area youth experiencing homelessness. The organization was founded in 2018, and serves approximately 1,400 people ages 16 to 24 each year.