National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit

SAVE Promise Clubs: Lights! Camera! Action!​

Cleveland, Ohio - April 22, 2023

This annual gathering of SAVE Promise Club youth leaders showcases best practices in preventing violence and helping young people feel connected, and make schools and communities safer with:

… each designed to encourage, educate, engage, and empower youth to look out for one another and prevent violence.

Take a look at what’s planned!

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Top 5 Reasons to Come to the Summit

  1. Meet young leaders across the country that are just as passionate about preventing violence as you are!
  2. Get fresh activities that your SAVE Promise Clubs can do to make your school and community safer!
  3. Learn best practices from some of the country’s most successful and longest-running SAVE Promise Clubs!
  4. Connect with other clubs and experience the energy of hundreds of others with the same mission of violence prevention!
  5. It’s so much unforgettable fun that you’ll want to come back year after year!

What Youth Say

I really enjoyed how everyone was very welcoming, and it made me feel more comfortable being at my first in person SAVE Summit. I will do my best to bring that same type of positivity back to my community.

This was my first ever SAVE summit and I’m so glad I attended. I met so many people and it’s nice to see everyone who wants to make a difference come together.

What Adults Say

I really enjoyed the day I spent at the summit. Although I will take back information, the best thing about the Summit for me was seeing young people empowered and leading adults.

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The National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit is organized by youth and for youth! The annual event brings together hundreds of students from across the country to connect on important issues like mental health, advocacy, social inclusivity, and violence prevention.

Registration Information

Registration is now closed. There is no on-site registration for this year’s summit.

Check back soon for details about the 2024 Summit and plan to join us then!

Dynamic Speakers

Mia Tretta

Mia Tretta

Mia is a survivor of the 2019 Saugus Shooting; she was shot while her best friend was killed next to her. Since then, she’s been an advocate for Gun Violence prevention and has worked with many organizations. She leads a Students Demand Action group of over 175 people and is on the Students Demand Action National Advisory Board and the Team Enough Executive Council. She’s the political engagement coordinator for Voters of Tomorrow, is a Fellow through the Everytown Survivor Network, and is on the White House Youth Council.

Justin Pearson

Justin J. Pearson

Justin is a 2017 graduate of Bowdoin College. He is President and founder of Memphis Community Against Pollution and co-founder of Memphis Community Against the Pipeline, which is a Black-led environmental justice organization. Justin has been recognized as one of 2022’s Most Influential Black Americans by The Root, Humanitarian of the Year by Black Men Crowned, and the Rotary Club’s Environmental Trailblazer of the Year. Justin was elected as one of the youngest lawmakers in Tennessee this January as the State Representative for District 86. 

Mark Barden

Mark Barden

Mark is father of Daniel Barden, one of 20 first-graders murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School along with six educators. Mark has dedicated himself to bringing people together to find sensible solutions that will prevent future tragedies. As co-founder and CEO of the Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund, Mark focuses on policy and outreach efforts designed to protect kids in schools, homes, and communities.

Nicole Hockley

Nicole, mother of Dylan Hockley who was, killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is co-founder and CEO of Sandy Hook Promise. She is a frequent speaker and media contributor, raising awareness of the warning signs of potential violence, suicide, or self-harm, the power of youth leadership, and the importance of a holistic approach to ending the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.

Who Should Attend the Youth Summit?

  • SAVE Promise Club Members and Advisors
  • Youth Educators and Administrators
  • School Resource Officers
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Youth Leaders
  • Parents
  • Coaches
  • School Safety Leaders
  • Promise Leaders

Agenda at a Glance

Friday, April 21, 2023
7:00 pm to  9:00 pm – Pre-Registration & Welcome Reception

Saturday, April 22, 2023
9:00 am – Registration & Activities
10:00 am – Opening Sessions
11:00 am – Workshop Sessions
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Workshop Sessions
2:00 pm – Closing Sessions
3:00 pm – Safe Travels Home

For Our Out of Town Guests
Airport Information:
You will fly into Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport, 7230 Engle Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. There is a special group rate of $129+tax available for any night April 19-22, 2023. Please use this link when booking: SAVE Youth Summit or group code SYS when calling. This rate includes the breakfast buffet. The hotel also offers a free airport shuttle.

Join the Club

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Clubs are the youth leadership initiative of Sandy Hook Promise. Led by our National Youth Advisory Board, the aim is to empower young leaders to take an active role in increasing school safety and preventing violence in schools and communities.

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