3rd Annual Violence Prevention Conference – SafeSummit’19

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10 am. – 5 p.m. | Middleton High School | 4801 N 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33610

SafeSummit’19 is an annual one-day, community lead conference that brings together residents, employers, law enforcement officers, and community partners to discuss solutions to reduce violence. With an emphasis on educating and empowering our community, the action-centered day is filled with a series of engaging workshops focused on violence prevention strategies, mental health, social activism, employment, financial literacy, and more. The conference also includes a youth town hall, talent showcase, scholarships presentation and a Community Builder Awards ceremony. Volunteers throughout the community serve on various committees to make the conference a success. Join us in the fight against violence by becoming a SafeSummit’19 volunteer today!

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SafeSummit’19 Save the Date
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When: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Where: Middleton High School | 4801 N. 22nd Street | Tampa, FL 33610
Registration Time: 8 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Conference Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Help get the word out about SafeSummit’19! Download the Save the Date flyer and share with family, friends, and colleagues. Join the fight to prevent violence in Hillsborough.

Be the VOICE for your community!

SafeSummit’19 Violence Prevention Conference Registration is NOW OPEN! Everyone is encouraged to attend. Solutions begin with ALL of us collectively working together to EDUCATE, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER our communities to be the catalyst to violence prevention in Hillsborough County and beyond. Click the button below to get started.

Check back with us soon for conference schedule updates.

Volunteers throughout the community serve on various committees and help out on the day of the conference to make it a success. Join us by becoming a SafeSummit’19 Volunteer today! Click the button below to sign up.

Please note that ALL volunteers must also register for the conference.


THANK YOU to Our Sponsor

Become a SafeSummit’19 Sponsor
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We need your help to prevent violence in Hillsborough County!

Safe & Sound Hillsborough seeks your assistance in doing just that, working together to build strong families, safe schools and healthy neighborhoods. We believe it is critical to address all forms of violence as a public health issue. And the fact is that our community has a violence problem. The problem includes domestic violence, bullying, abuse affecting our most vulnerable children and seniors, and firearms in the hands of criminals who wish to do harm.

We cannot hope to have a great conference, bringing over 500 people together without the help of individuals and institutions like yours. We ask that you help us by being a sponsor of this inaugural event.

Check back with us soon for updates on our speakers.

SafeSummit’19 Workshop Presenters
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Safe & Sound Hillsborough invites proposals for concurrent workshop sessions to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Check back with us soon for updates on our Youth Talent Showcase.

SafeSummit’19 Violence Prevention Poster Contest
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Express yourself! Create a poster that has an anti-violence message and includes the conference theme: “Educate. Engage. Empower!” Share your work and become part of the solution. Top Poster: $100; Top 5 Runner Up Posters: $25. For full contest rules download the flyer via the links above.

Safe & Sound Hillsborough Scholarships
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At the SafeSummit ’19 Violence Prevention Conference on May 4, 2019, Safe & Sound Hillsborough will award four (4) Hillsborough county-wide scholarships and four (4) scholarships to a resident graduating from each of the following zip codes: 33566,  33610,  33612, and 33598.

In addition to recognizing a sound record of achievement in his or her studies, this award will also include recognition of leadership in selecting a graduate who has taken initiative to improve quality of life for the greater community. Preference will be given to the first generation, college-bound students.

The application and all attachments must be hand delivered, mailed, or uploaded and received no later than 5:59 p.m., April 5, 2018.

Kevin Beckner Community Builder Award
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To help reduce and prevent the spread of community violence, Safe & Sound Hillsborough and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Tampa Division’s Citizens Academy Alumni Association have partnered to honor those that have gone above and beyond to help keep their neighborhoods safe. Individuals that have demonstrated exemplary grass roots leadership will be recognized with the Kevin Beckner Community Builder Award at this year’s Violence Prevention Conference, SafeSummit’19 (www.SafeSummit19.com). The award highlights an individual’s efforts to promote safety and community from one or more of the following communities:

• Plant City
• East Tampa
• University Area
• Wimauma/South County

Nominees for awards may be volunteers or members of a recognized organization who demonstrate selfless dedication to improving the quality of life in their community. Awardees will be notified in writing and may be invited to receive their award during the S&SH SafeSummit’19 Violence Prevention Conference in May 2019. In addition, a mini-grant of up to $750 will be awarded on behalf of each winner so that he/she can “pay it forward” to a community project of his/her choice.

The application and all attachments can be emailed to info@safeandsoundhillsborough.org, mailed or hand delivered and received no later than 5:00 p.m., on Friday April 5, 2019.

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A huge THANK YOU to our SafeSummit’19 Planning Committee for your dedication and time to make this conference a success!

Adrian Lasing               Antina Mobley               Amber Anderson               Ashley Foxworth               Belinthia Berry               Brandon Selph              Catarolyn Glenn          Clyana Wint                    Cordel Batchelor                Dacia Oglesby                   Demetrick Anglin           Diana Diaz                      Eddie Burch                 Edelyn Verona                Estella Gray                         Fred Sails                           Freddy Barton                Ilayna Hughes                 J. Footman                   JaLem Robinson             James Hosey                      Janelle McGregor              Kenya Woodard             Lori James                      Mark Jones                   Nakeyshia Knight           Nestor Ortiz                       Nicole Donnell                  Rosalie Smith                  Sammecia Bagley            Sarah Blumberg          Stepanie Pizarro             Stevonia Dixon                 Tracy Buckley                    Trish James                      Yvette L. Boatwright