PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Covenant House Pennsylvania, the region's largest shelter exclusively serving homeless youth, is hosting two Sleep Out: Executive Edition events at their Philadelphia and York, Pa., locations November 17 and 18. Covenant House Pennsylvania is the largest shelter for youth under 21 in Philadelphia, and recently opened a drop-in center in York dedicated exclusively to serving homeless teenagers and adolescents, including young mothers with babies of their own, who have been victims of abuse or neglect, who have been in and out of foster care, or who have been pushed out or thrown away because they identify as LGBTQ. "We're always inspired by the business leaders that come out and sleep on the streets for a night to raise awareness for our youth," said John Ducoff, Executive Director of Covenant House Pennsylvania. "These are smart, kind, determined, generous individuals and we need to step up and help support these young people so they can become the next generation of entrepreneurs, artists, lawyers and doctors. With the help of these professionals, we're able to provide critical services for these homeless and trafficked youth so that they can feel like they have the support and encouragement to help them achieve their dreams." Now in its fifth year in Philadelphia, Covenant House has raised $550,000 to help homeless youth. "We're excited to have the Sleep Outs in two locations this year," said Ducoff. "Last year, we had to turn away 546 youth due to lack of space, and I hope that with the help of the business leaders in Pennsylvania, we're able to raise funding and awareness so that we don't have to turn away another young person." Business leaders will receive a cardboard box and a spot of pavement as the youth at Covenant House Pennsylvania tell their stories of transformation and success. Representatives of Covenant House Pennsylvania will also be in attendance to give a tour of the facility where they'll learn about the services offered to the youth and hear from young people whose lives were changed with help from Covenant House Pennsylvania.