Students trade beds for boxes in homeless lesson

Posted at 11:37 PM, Sep 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-27 23:37:39-04

CINCINNATI – Students from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy traded their beds for cardboard boxes Sunday night as part of a lesson about the problems that face homeless people every day.

In Cincinnati, 25,000 people experience homelessness each year. The homeless population has increased by 150 percent over the past 15 years.

While one night in the cold isn’t as serious as real homelessness, the students also learned about the history of homelessness here and spoke to a formerly homeless woman.

Watch the video above to hear from the students firsthand.