APRIL 4, 2020 — NORTH RIDGEVILLE ACADEMIC CENTER, NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH
Sandy Hook Promise and our National Youth Advisory Board are excited to continue the annual tradition of the National Youth Summit for SAVE Promise Clubs across the country! This annual gathering of student leaders, advisors and advocates showcases successful practices in preventing violence and training participants in effective ways to make their schools and communities safer.
It is a time for youth voices to be heard in workshops, peer-to-peer presentations and activities that encourage, educate, engage and empower youth with violence prevention strategies. Please join us at North Ridgeville Academic Center (closest airport is in Cleveland, OH) for motivating workshops, outstanding speakers, national awareness efforts and special presentations. Download the printable event flyer
Mark and Natalie Barden are a father-daughter team working to prevent school shootings.
Natalie is a senior at Newtown High School in Newtown, CT. In 2012, she lost her first-grade brother, Daniel, in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Following the loss of her brother, Natalie has become outspoken about gun violence across the country. She is a member of the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, an organization dedicated to providing Newtown youth with the opportunity to be gun violence prevention activists through legislation and cultural change.
In addition to this, Natalie is a very active teen. She is a musician who sings and plays piano, as well as hosts “Natalie’s Open Mic," which provides kids and teens with the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. She has an incredible love for swimming and is a year-round lifeguard, coaches a spring swim clinic for kids, teaches swimming in the summer, and is on the Newtown High School swim team where she manages the boys team. She is also a mentor with the Reach Mentorship Program.
Mark Barden is the 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 and spare other families the pain of losing a child to gun violence. As managing director, Mark leads and manages the organization with Nicole Hockley. Mark focuses on policy and outreach efforts for Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) and frequently serves as a spokesperson for the organization.
Nicole Hockley is the mother of Dylan Hockley, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a national gun violence prevention nonprofit that delivers prevention programs to schools around the country, free of cost. Nicole joined SHP in January of 2013, just weeks after the tragedy. She has given multiple TEDx talks on gun safety and knowing the signs of someone who may be in crisis or planning violence toward themselves or others. She's also done dozens of speaking engagements and trainings at schools around the country. She works to ensure that no other parents will have to endure the pain of losing a child to preventable gun violence.
Additional speakers to be announced!
Who Should Attend
- SAVE Promise Clubs
- School Resource Officers
- Social Workers
- Youth Leaders
- School Safety Leaders
- Promise Leaders & Presenters
- Best practices for leading and sustaining Say Something and Start With Hello
- How to bring Sandy Hook Promise’s Know the Signs programs to your school district
- Presentations from SAVE Promise Clubs and national experts on youth-led violence prevention efforts and activities
Call for Presenters
Want three free tickets to the Summit? Submit a breakout session proposal! Share your SAVE Promise Club activities and ideas! We strongly encourage workshop sessions to be youth-led, interactive and focus on this year’s theme of Tomorrow’s Leaders Under Construction. Clubs that have officially registered as a SAVE Promise Club will be given first priority for the available break-out sessions. Clubs chosen to present will have their registration fee waived for up to three participants. Sessions will last 40 minutes. All proposals must be received by January 10, 2020.
Agenda at a Glance
Friday, April 3, 2020
7-9 p.m. — Welcome Reception & Pizza Party
Saturday, April 4, 2020
9-10 a.m. — Chapter Arrival & Registration
10-11 a.m. — Opening Session
11:10 a.m.-noon — Workshop Sessions I
Noon-12:50 p.m. — Lunch
1-1:50 p.m. — Workshop Sessions II
2-3 p.m. — Closing Session
Call for Photos & Videos
Lights, camera, action! We want to see your SAVE Promise Club in action! We are collecting photos and videos of your club to showcase at the Super Power Youth Summit and on social media. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Are Your Leadership Traits?
Attendees at the Tomorrow’s Leaders Under Construction Youth Summit will have an opportunity to add their footprint on the Road to Tomorrow. Those who can’t attend can trace their shoe, cut it out and decorate it with their leadership traits and send it to be added to the Road to Tomorrow! Be sure to include your name and school! Send before March 25, 2020, to: Sandy Hook Promise Youth Summit, PO Box 3489, Newtown, CT 06470
Need to Raise Funds for the Save Promise Club Summit Registration and Travel?
Registrants understand that photographs may be taken during this Sandy Hook Promise event. By attending, all students and adult advisors hereby give permission that photos containing their image/likeness may be used for publicity or general information purposes including publication on our website, marketing materials, social media, and/or within other publicity which may be seen by the general public. Each advisor will also be asked to get a signed permission slip from each student’s family prior to the Summit.
- Early Bird Registration: $25.00 per person before Feb. 1, 2020
- Regular Registration: $35.00 per person before March 1, 2020
Registration fee covers admission, T-shirt, materials and lunch. At least one advisor is required to attend with SAVE Promise Club members. All attendees, youth and adults, must pay registration fee.