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Action Summits
In-Person summits
Virtual summits
ABOUT THE 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.

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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
Locations

San Antonio, TX

Saturday, March 2nd

San Antonio Zoo
Register by: February 19th

Nacogdoches, TX

Saturday, April 6th

Stephen F. Austin State University
Register by: March 25th

Check-In & Breakfast

Action Summit Begins

E-Cigarette & Vaping Education

Team Building Activity

Lunch

Group Photo

Group Project Planning

Afternoon Community Education
& Awareness Activities

Summit Wrap-Up

Action Summit Ends

8:30-9:30am

9:30-10:00am

10:00-11:15am

11:15am – 12:00pm

12:00-1:00pm

 

1:00-2:15pm

2:15-3:45pm

 

3:45-4:00pm

4:00pm

Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 13th

Dallas Zoo
Register by: April 1st

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How to register

Follow these simple steps to register your group to attend a Say What! Action Summit:

 

1) Each youth and adult who wants to attend must submit a registration form through the Register Now! button.

2) Download the Emergency Contacts and Medical Info (ECMI) form.

3) Each youth and adult attending must fill out the ECMI form, turn in the completed form to the groups’ Lead Adult Sponsor, and make sure the Lead Adult Sponsor sends it in on time.

4) Space is limited, so register by the deadline to reserve your spot. Note: You may be charged a $50 penalty per person to cover food and supply costs if you cannot make it and fail to let us know ahead of time.

5) Call the Say What! Staff at 512.245.7652 or email TxSayWhat@txstate.edu if you have questions.

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Registration & Cancellation Policies

Registration Policy:

 

Lead Adult Sponsors are responsible for ensuring registration forms have been submitted for their group (including all sponsors and drivers) to TxSSC. Summit registration will not be confirmed until all ECMI forms have been received for the group. Due to space limitations, we are unable to register additional non-replacement participants onsite.

Cancellation Policy:

 

Sponsors are responsible for notifying TxSSC of any and all cancellations no later than 7 days prior to the Action Summit. TxSSC may charge organizations for all cancellations or no-shows a $50 penalty per person to cover lost food and supply costs.

Summit locations are chosen based on the opportunity to serve as many Texas youth groups as possible. In order to provide a variety of school-based and community-based youth groups with the education and skills needed to combat the vaping crisis, staff reserve the right to request your group size be decreased should registration exceed maximum capacity.

Virtual Summits
2023 Red Ribbon Week:
Virtual Summit
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.

 

2023 Say What! Action Summit:
Virtual Summit
► Watch the 2023 Virtual Summit

The 2023 Virtual Summit featured the Say What! Teen Ambassadors discussing the evolution of vapes and the increasing level of danger of vaping on the body and those exposed to secondhand aerosol, how the tobacco industry continues to target youth, women, Hispanic/Latinx communities, and Black/African American communities.

 

Scroll down and click on the Virtual Summit button to watch the recording, download tips on creating a healthier wellbeing, and to access a variety of advocacy activities.

 

 

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Phone

Toll Free: 877.304.2727

Local: 512.245.8082

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.