National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit

Save the Date: April 22, 2023

This annual gathering of student leaders and advocates to showcase best practices in preventing violence and helping youth feel connected, and make schools and communities safer with:

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

Top 5 Reasons to Come to the Summit

  1. Meet student 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.

Fuel the Future

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.

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.

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 12, 2023
7:00 to  9:00 pm – Pre-Registration Pizza Party

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

National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit Location: To Be Announced Soon. Check back for updates!

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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