Trainings that empower youth to live tobacco, nicotine, and
vape-free lives.

Action Summits

attend a Summit

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.

Virtual Summits

Join us for the premier of the Say What! Tobacco-Free Virtual Summit to hear the Say What! Teen Ambassadors discuss the dangers of vaping, the impact of vaping on our mental health and wellness, how the tobacco industry has evolved the e-cigarette to addict more people every year, what advocates are doing to fight back, and how you and your youth group can join the fight.

Can’t make the premier?
Register anyways to receive access to the recorded version.

how to participate

Date & time

Host your own classroom or office watch party so your entire school or organization can join the virtual summit! Participating in this year’s virtual summit is as easy as logging into Zoom from anywhere.


If you are a student or work in a school setting, host a watch party in every Home Room, Health, Elective, or P.E. class period on May 18th or any day after until school ends! The summit is timed perfectly for 45-minute class periods.

In Person Summits

2022 Summit dates & locations

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.

Participants will Receive

Dates & Locations

   • Peer-Led Education & Team Building

   • Project Planning for School or Community

   • Breakfast & Lunch

   • Summit Mini-Grant Kit

   • Commemorative Shirt & Lanyard

   • An Opportunity to Earn Conference Scholarships


Check-In & Light Breakfast

Action Summit Begins


Afternoon Summit Sessions

Local Community Action Event

Closing Summit Session

Action Summit Concludes

9:00am – 10:00am

10:00am – 11:45am

11:45am – 12:45pm

12:45pm – 2:00pm

2:00pm – 3:15pm

3:15pm – 3:45pm


Saturday, March 5th

Pitser Garrison Convention Center

Lufkin, TX

Registration Closed


Saturday, March 26th

Beach Resort

South Padre Island, TX

Registration Closed



Saturday, April 2nd

El Paso Zoo

El Paso, TX

Registration Closed



Saturday, April 23rd

Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth, TX

Registration Closed



Saturday, May 14th

Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah, TX

Register by: May 1st

How to Register

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

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

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.

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.

Call the Say What! Staff at 512.245.6231 or email if you have questions.






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

Registration and Cancellation Policies

Registration Policy:


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.

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SAYWHAT! | Live Tobacco-free

Say What! EST. 2011







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.