National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit

Save the Date: April 23, 2022

The 2022 National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit will be in-person in North Carolina! Join us.

This annual gathering of student leaders and advocates showcases  best practices in preventing violence and helping students feel connected, making schools and communities safer with:

  • Youth-led workshops
  • Peer-to-peer presentations
  • Group activities
  • And special guest speakers

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

Fuel the Future

This year, students will talk about how their SAVE Promise Club work and support of their peers will FUEL THE FUTURE.

The event is organized by youth and for youth, bringing together hundreds of students from across the country to connect on important issues like mental health, advocacy, social inclusivity, and violence prevention.

Dynamic Speakers

Hear from Sandy Hook Promise’s co-founders, Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley, about the important role of youth leaders in ending school shootings and violence. Find out how students can FUEL THE FUTURE with vision, action, and life-saving impact. Additional speakers to be announced!

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.

Present a Session

The SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit will include interactive breakouts and presentations from Club members and national experts.

Have an idea for a breakout session or a Club success to highlight? Submit a proposal to share it with Summit participants in a 40-minute session. Clubs chosen to present will receive five free tickets to the Summit!

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 22, 2022
7:00 to  9:00 pm – Pre-Registration Pizza Party

Saturday, April 23, 2022
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

National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit Location:
Gastonia Conference Center
145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Gastonia, NC 28052

*** Hotel information will be available soon. ***

How Does Your SAVE Promise Club Fuel the Future?

Participants who attend the Summit will create a rocket on-site to represent their  SAVE Promise Club!

Aren’t able to attend? Design a rocket (no larger than 8 ½” X 11”) that represents your SAVE Promise Club and email it to [email protected] before April 15th. We will print it and display it at the Summit for you.

Members of the Sandy Hook Promise National Youth Advisory Board

Join the Club

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

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National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit
2022 Workshop Application

Share your SAVE Promise Club activities & ideas! 


We strongly encourage workshop sessions to be youth-led, interactive and highlight how your club embraces this year’s theme of "Fuel the Future." Workshops will last 40 minutes. This application should be completed by a registered SAVE Promise Club advisor.


All applications must be received by January 30, 2022.





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