3rd Annual Safe Summit Promises to Educate, Engage, and Empower Community
Free registration for Violence Prevention Conference Available Online at: SafeSummit19.com

TAMPA, FLA. (March 4, 2019) – Hillsborough County teens and adults can now register for the 3rd Annual Safe Summit Violence Prevention Conference (SafeSummit’19), to be held on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Middleton High School. The Safe & Sound Hillsborough Violence Prevention Collaborative will partner again with local law enforcement, government officials, community organizations, and corporate sponsors to host this informative event. 

SafeSummit’19 is an annual one-day, community-led conference that brings together youth ages 11 to 17, parents, concerned citizens and community stakeholders to collaborate on innovative approaches to preventing violence. This year’s theme – “Educate. Engage. Empower!” – will equip participants with tools and resources they can use to lead positive change via peer-led discussions that will help them develop healthy solutions to the challenges they face in today’s society.

With an emphasis on educating and empowering our community, the activity-packed summit will also include a series of engaging workshops focused on violence prevention strategies, mental health, social activism, employment, and financial literacy. Additionally, the conference includes a youth town hall, scholarships presentation and a 2019 Community Builder Awards ceremony. The conference will wrap-up with an exciting youth talent showcase featuring teen entertainers and celebrity guest performers.

Registration for this free event is available online at www.SafeSummit19.com and includes meals and giveaways. Free transportation will be provided at select locations courtesy of Hillsborough County Public Schools.  

About Safe & Sound Hillsborough:

Safe & Sound Hillsborough, formerly The Hillsborough County Community Violence Prevention Collaborative was created as an initiative to transform the way local policy makers address violence. This initiative shifts policy from a public safety to a public health model and aligns community and professional stakeholders to develop a comprehensive prevention and intervention approach.

Established in 2013, the collaboration includes the mayors and police departments of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace; the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office; the School Board of Hillsborough County; the 13th Judicial Circuit Court; the State Attorney’s Office; the Public Defender’s Office; Hillsborough County government; the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County; the CDC of Tampa; the Health Department; the University of South Florida; and numerous agencies and faith-based organizations that do vital work in our community.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
Janelle H. McGregor, SafeSummit’19
Communications Committee Chair
(813) 276-3773
Janelle.McGregor@tampagov.net