16 Hours and 49 Minutes: The time between school ending one day and starting the next

Project 16:49 is a local non-profit organization serving Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless teens. We believe every child deserves an opportunity to succeed. To that end, Project 16:49 ensures access to the services and support these students need to remain in school, graduate and become self-sufficient adults.

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November Is Youth Homelessness Awareness Month

It’s Youth Homelessness Awareness Month and we are kicking it off with our 30 Days and 30 Ways to make an impact calendar, which you can click on and download. Check out all of the ways you can help support life-changing opportunities for our community’s homeless youth!

Youth Homelessness Awareness Month is a time to acknowledge those who are or have experienced homelessness, learn more about the issue, educate others by sharing what we learn, and support efforts to End Youth Homelessness.

Join us for Wear Green Day Thursday, November 10th, and help raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness! Don’t forget to post your photos to Facebook with #EYH1649 and tag us!

If you are wanting to purchase a green End Youth Homelessness shirt, click on the link below!


Help Our Teens Have A Merry Christmas!

The holiday season is upon us! We’re preparing to distribute 150+ holiday gift and winter break care bags for our homeless teens. The recipients are always so thankful. We couldn’t do it without the support of our generous community. How can you help? Here is our Holiday Wish List 2022.


News, fundraisers and upcoming events

Learn more about Project 16:49’s current needs and happenings, and find out how you can support Rock County’s homeless youth by attending or supporting one of our upcoming events and fundraisers.

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Lip Sync Battle Is Coming Back in 2023!

Our popular and exciting fundraiser, Lip Sync Battle, is returning in March 2023.  Be a part of this fantastic event!