National SAVE Youth Summit!
April 1, 2017 – NC State McKimmon Center

SAVE is excitesummit logod to host the National SAVE Youth Summit in Raleigh, NC at the NC State McKimmon Center on April 1, 2017.   This fun and educational event is a time for youth to  showcase effective violence prevention strategies and share their successes with their peers.

The National SAVE Youth Advisory Board has chosen Mother Teresa’s quote to be this year’s theme: Peace Begins With a Smile!

This event 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. Learn how SAVE chapters are addressing youth violence, bullying, gangs, dating violence, theft, social media safety, substance abuse, self harm and teen driving safety.  There will be motivating workshops, outstanding speakers, national awareness efforts and special presentations.

Call for Presenters

View the Summit Flyer.

Who Should Attend:

  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Law Enforcement
  • Community Members
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Youth Leaders
  • Parents
  • Coaches
  • School Safety Coordinators
  • Dropout Prevention Coordinator

Break Out Session Topics

  • Bullying
  • Racism
  • Dating Violence
  • Diversity
  • Social Media Safety
  • Collaboration
  • Self-harm
  • Social Norms
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Driving Safety

Want 3 free tickets  to the Summit?  Submit a breakout session proposal. Share your chapter’s success and ideas in a 40 minute session. Chapters chosen to present will receive 3 free tickets. 

What Makes You Smile? 

SAVE chapter members are asked to create an 8 1/2 X 11 poster with the theme of “What Makes You Smile?.” Be sure to include your name, chapter and state on your posters. Posters will be displayed at the Summit. If you cannot attend the Summit, please mail your chapter’s poster to the National SAVE office before March 15, 2017.

Call for Photos

SAVE is collecting photos for a slide show that will premier at the SAVE Summit. Send us photos of your chapters in action, or pictures of SAVE members and their favorite peace quote!

Chapters are also welcome to submit their own slide shows or videos. SAVE will select several to play in the general sessions at the summit. Submit by March 15, 2017 to

Hotel Information: Hotels near the McKimmon Center


Summit Sponsors:

Allstate Foundation

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