If it looks like a carboard box city has sprung up in the parking lot near Windward Parkway, that's because it has. And if the teens look like they are homeless, it's because they are trying to learn what that's like to develop more compassion.
For another year Cardboard Box City is an exercise in social justice during which the students are gathering donations of food for the homeless as they learn to survive, give selflessly and grow in compassion, according to a flyer for the event.
The students opened Cardboard Box City at 7 a.m. today, April 28, and plan to stay until 7 a.m. Sunday, April 29, rain or shine (or dark of night).
They hope to collect food donations from shoppers at the Kroger, and it's right there, so you can exercise some compassion, too.
Patch user Kellie W. Meckes sent us these photos this morning.