SAY WHaT! Action Summits

The Texas School Safety Center hosts Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Action Summits during the spring of each year to empower school and community-based organizations to invest in youth.


Each Say What! Summit utilizes service learning to train

Middle School and High School students in effective tobacco prevention activities aimed at reducing the harmful effects of tobacco use in Texas. After receiving training in the morning, all student and adult participants take part in a local Community Action Event and help make a difference that same day! And as a bonus, every participant receives three hours of community service!


Funding for Say What! Texas Tobacco-Free Summits comes from the Texas Department of State Health Services and allows TxSSC to offer these elite training services FREE OF CHARGE. We cover registration fees, training materials, and meals. And all you have to do is GET THERE!!!

The 2020 Say What! Action Summit season has ended, but you can view the recorded version of the Virtual Summit below.

Check back in the fall for 2021 Action Summit details and locations.

2020 Virtual Summit

We’re excited to provide Texas youth groups and youth advocates with a new opportunity to continue their youth tobacco prevention work from home. Watch the recorded version of the 2020 Say What! Virtual Summit to hear from Say What! Teen Ambassadors and Consultants as they discuss the evolution of e-cigarettes, the dangers of vaping, how the vaping industry targets you, and quick advocacy opportunities to help combat the vaping industry.


Once you view the recorded version, you can click the links to download the summit slide deck and the guides and templates to help you plan and conduct a vaping prevention project for your school or community from home. Don’t forget to create and report your vaping prevention project by logging into the Say What! Member Portal.

Presentation and Templates:

You can access the summit presentation and activity guides and templates by clicking here.

SAYWHAT! | Live Tobacco-free

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Date: Saturday, May 9th

Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Participants will choose a project planning track focused on vaping prevention for their school or community.

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Say What! was created and designed by young people from across Texas and connects students interested in eliminating tobacco from their schools and communities. The Say What! movement is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through a contract with the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University.

Participants will choose to use the summit presentation or create their own and plan a date to present the information for their school.

Participants will plan a project for their community to increase awareness about the dangers of vaping.

Participants will create a vaping prevention public service announcement and share on social media platforms like Snapchat, Instagram story and TikTok.