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.

SafeSummit’19 Schedule-at-a-Glance
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***Schedule subject to change at any time.***

Check back with us soon for conference schedule updates.

SafeSummit’19 Keynote Speaker
Nyeeam “King Nahh” Hudson | International Motivational Speaker | Artist | Author
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Safe & Sound Hillsborough Public Policy Town Hall
in partnership with National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Tampa Bay Area Chapter

State of the Health of Hillsborough County – A Discussion on the Intersection Between Policymakers and the Community
Middleton High School | Auditorium | 2:40 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.

Moderators: The Honorable Edwin A. Narain & Maria Negron, Children’s Board of Hillsborough County


Public Officials & Policymakers (ltor): Commissioner Lesley “Les” Miller, Chair, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; City Councilman Frank Reddick, Chair, Tampa City Council; Chief Judge Ronald Ficarrotta, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit; State Attorney Andrew H. Warren, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit; Public Defender Julianne M. Holt, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit; Tamara Shamburger, Chair, Hillsborough County School Board; Chief Kenneth Albano, Temple Terrace Police


Community Leaders (ltor): Susanna Matta, Parkland Shooting Survivor & March For Our Lives Rep.; Cathy Valdes, President-Elect, Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE); Director Belinthia Berry, National Board Member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.; Aida Mackic, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida); Gary White, MPH, Associate Director, Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance



  • Violence Prevention Utilizing a Public Health Model Approach
  • Mental Wellness, Faith and the Community
  • Ensuring Healthy and Equitable Policies Throughout Hillsborough County and Beyond

SafeSummit’19 Youth Town Hall
The Mirror Project: How You See Me | Youth Solutions for Youth Concerns
Middleton High School | 2:40 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.

Moderator(s): Victor D. Whaley, Senior, Jefferson High School & Abria Sanders, Junior, Paul R. Wharton High School

SafeSummit’19 Workshops

11:10 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Youth Workshops – Building 200 – Middleton High School

  • Be the Change – How Students Can Help Prevent Gun Violence | Presenter: Sabrina Feldman, Hillsborough High School, Student Government Association/Start with Hello Program
  • It’s Ok NOT Being OK! | Presenter: Roderick C. Cunningham, DEA 360 Community Outreach Program Manager
  • The Whole You – What They Don’t Teach You in School | Presenter: Rocky Ratliff, Retired Major, Tampa Police Department
  • Say Something – A Sandy Hook Promise Program to Prevent Violence | Presenter: Dalhia Perryman, Sandy Hook Promise
  • The Game of Life | Presenters: Antina Mobley, Assistant Public Defender, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit & Janae Thomas, Assistant State Attorney, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Safe & Smart Social Media | Presenters: Mrs. Sunny Y. Royal-Boyd, Teacher, Hillsborough County Public Schools & Saigan S. Boyd, Junior, Blake High School

Adult Workshops – Auditorium – Middleton High School

  • Uncovering the Angry Mask – Separating the Fear Masquerading as Anger | Presenter: Marta Varee Pearson, Empowerment Coach
  • Be Smart – Gun Violence Prevention Workshop for Adults | Presenter: Scott Hottenstein, Teacher, Barrington Middle School
  • Getting Debt Free and Goal Bound | Presenter: Javed Morgan, Financial Counselor
  • Smart Phone Ignorant Society | Presenter: James E. Cole, Youth Advocate and Mentoring Consultant

Food Truck Rally

A free lunch will be provided to all registered conferees by the Tampa Bay Food Trucks listed below:

C.J. Traveling Pizzeria Menu

  • 8” pizza (choice of cheese, pepperoni, or veggie) with bread stick and a drink

Jazzy B Grill Menu

  • Burger, fries and a drink OR
  • Chicken tenders, fries and a drink OR
  • Pulled pork sandwich combo with a drink

Street Surfer Menu

(sides: waffle fries, chips & salsa, beans & salsa, chocolate chip cookies, fried plantains, or bagged chips)

  • Burrito bowls, 1 side, and a drink OR
  • Baja fish tacos, 1 side, and a drink OR
  • Hawaiian sandwich, 1 side, and a drink OR
  • Hurricane salad, 1 side and a drink

Nutri Truck Menu

  • Bowls
    Choose a base: Brown Rice – Nutri Mix (lettuce spinach arugula)
    Choose a Protein: Grilled Chicken | Ground Turkey | Quinoa
    Comes with pico de galla – cheddar cheese & cilantro sauce OR
  • Meatball wrap with letuce spinach, spinach, arugula, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo & lime vinaigrette OR
  • Egg Burrito: choose between Grilled Chicken or Ground Turkey. This is an open burrito and comes with scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, & cheddar cheese OR
  • Smoothies
    Getting Fit: combination of strawberry, mango, pineapple, banana, and orange juice OR
    Power Energy: combination of strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and orange juice

The Melt Machine

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.

SafeSummit’19 Youth Talent Showcase
Hosted by Social Influencer Sensations DQ4E (Dedoe & Quis 4 Ever) with DJ6Knotz.

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Showcase your talent at SafeSummit’19 and win up to $200 individually or $500 with your crew!

Step 1: Register to attend the 2019 Safe Summit on Saturday, May 4 at Middleton High School: safesummit19.com.
Step 2: Follow @safesoundhills on Instragram
Step 3: Post a 1-minute video of your talent on Instagram. Tag @safesoundhills and include #safesummit19
Step 4: @safesoundhills will Like your post to confirm it’s been received
Step 5: On April 26, @safesoundhills will post a picture announcing the talent acts that have been selected to perform in the Talent Showcase at the 2019 Safe Summit!

***Contestants must attend the 2019 Safe Summit on Saturday, May 4 at Middleton High School – 4801 N 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33603 – in order to participate in the competition.***

Diana Diaz | 813-558-5212 x 316 | ddiaz@uacdc.org

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

Congratulations to our 2019 Kevin Beckner Community Builder Award Winners

Jacqueline Coffie Leeks

Ricky Coronado

Bethany McNeil

Brian NeSmith

To help reduce and prevent the spread of community violence, Safe & Sound Hillsborough honors 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.

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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