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Action Summits
In-Person summits
Virtual summits

The Texas School Safety Center hosts several regional Say What! Action Summits during the spring of each year. Summits utilize service learning to train 6th – 12th grade students in effective tobacco prevention activities aimed at reducing the harmful effects of tobacco, nicotine, and e-cigarette use in Texas.


Say What! Teen Ambassadors collaborate with Say What! staff to provide tobacco prevention education, teen leadership skill development, team building activities, and networking opportunities. Each Summit also includes a local community action event which each participant receives community services hours for.


Funding for the Say What! Action Summits comes from the Texas Department of State Health Services and allows TxSSC to offer this elite training and training materials completely FREE.

Summits are led by Say What! Teen Ambassadors who are select high school students from across Texas and have been trained to be statewide advocates for youth tobacco prevention.


Summit participants receive vaping prevention education, the opportunity to advance their advocacy skills, network and team build with other like-minded youth and adults and plan a tobacco prevention project for their school or community.

Youth groups who attend 
also receive the following:

• A Summit Kit

• Commemorative shirts & lanyards

• Community Service Hours

• An opportunity to earn scholarships to attend the
  Say What! Conference for free

• Breakfast & lunch

• A project planning workbook

• Peer-to-peer education

• An opportunity to connect with like-minded youth

2024 In-Person Summits
Summit Details
Agenda Overview

San Antonio, TX

Saturday, March 2nd

San Antonio Zoo

Nacogdoches, TX

Saturday, April 6th

Stephen F. Austin State University

Dallas, TX

Check-In & Breakfast

Action Summit Begins

E-Cigarette & Vaping Education

Team Building Activity


Group Photo

Group Project Planning

Afternoon Community Education
& Awareness Activities

Summit Wrap-Up

Action Summit Ends




11:15am – 12:00pm








SUmmit Flyer

Saturday, April 13th

Fairmont Hotel/Klyde Warren Park

Our in-person summits for 2024 have concluded. If you were able to join us, we hope you had fun. If you are looking to attend a summit,
registration for the 2024 virtual summit is open.

Virtual Summits
2024 Say What! Action Summit:
Virtual Summit

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

With thousands of flavors, bright colors, catchy brand names, and concealable device designs it’s no wonder youth choose to vape. Join us for this year’s virtual summit as the Say What! Teen Ambassadors discuss the evolution of these dangerous products. You’ll learn about the harmful chemicals found inside e-juice, the difference between nicotine and THC, damaging health effects on the body and the brain, and damaging effects on our environment.


In honor of mental health awareness month, participants will also receive access to several advocacy activities to help inform others about the impact nicotine and THC has on the brain and how to help support a friend to quit vaping.

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SUmmit Flyer
2023 Red Ribbon Week:
Virtual Summit

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Watch Here

This year’s virtual summit featured the Say What! Teen Ambassadors discussing the impact of vaping nicotine and THC on our health and wellness, the deceptive tactics the tobacco industry uses to deceive youth into using their products, how youth can help a friend quit vaping, and what youth and adults can do to join the fight.


Watching this summit is as easy as clicking the Watch Here button or visiting the Say What! YouTube channel. This summit is designed to last only 30 minutes long, so we encourage everyone to take time out to watch this very informational summit!


Click Watch Here to watch the recording, download tips on creating a healthier wellbeing, and to access a variety of advocacy activities.


Don’t forget to follow @TxSayWhat on social media.

SAYWHAT! | Live Tobacco-free


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Mailing Address

Texas School Safety Center

ATTN: Say What Program

Texas State University

601 University Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666

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.