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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Collin College Conference Center 
2400 Community Drive
Corner of Community Drive and Taylor Burke Drive
McKinney, TX 75071

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Dana Riley 
Volunteer McKinney 

6th Annual McKinney Summit on Youth 


This year's Summit will feature speakers on topics that include identifying suicide risks and what to do about it, the latest demographics for Collin County, Teen Homelessness, working with LGBTQ teens and many others. This event includes time for networking, interacting with social service providers and poetry from teens who have been impacted by poor decisions or difficult circumstances. Registration is $35 and includes breakfast, lunch and copies of the 2018 Youth Resource Guide and the ABC's Report. This event is specifically designed for those in the community who work directly with teens.  There will be CEUs offered for educators, social workers and LPC's. We will have some amazing door prizes again this year!

Below is the schedule. (Subject to change.)

8:30-Registration and Breakfast
9am-Welcome from Mayor Fuller
9:05 am-Words from our Sponsors
9:15 am-Collin College programs for At-risk teens
9:25 am-Coalition for Behavioral Healthcare
9:28 am-North Texas Families
9:30 am-Dr. Tim Bray presents the 2017 Collin County ABC Report
10:30 am-10 minute break
10:40 am-Teen Homelessness (CityHouse)
10:50 am-LGBTQ Panel with Jess Herbst (New Hope Mayor), Sally Gary (CenterPeace), Brandy Stockton, MSW (Samaritan Inn)
11:30 am-Lunch
12:10 pm-Speed Networking
12:40 pm-Court Panel with Judge Wheless, Asst D.A. Wynne and Sheila Shaw 
1:10 pm-Becoming Suicide Aware (Lifepath)
2:10 pm-Video and “My Story from Little to Big” Erica Love (Big Brothers Big Sisters)
2:20 pm-Poetry Contest Finalists
2:50 pm-Door Prizes
3 pm-Closing

Special thanks to the following for their leadership in making the Summit happen this year!

Laura Bruton representing Job Corps
Anthony Gonzalez and Caprice Hawkins representing Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Alma Hernandez representing The Samaritan Inn
Jeremiah Hammer of Sustainable Ventures
Jason Hernandez of Grace to Grow
Sonja Harrison and Nancy Cowlishaw representing McKinney ISD
Terry Hockenbrough 
representing Collin College

Diane Kazlow representing Lifepath Systems 
Tracey McLane and Alexis Ortiz 
representing City House

Sheila Shaw representing the Collin County Juvenile Department
Dana Riley, Ana Gonzalez and Harvey Oaxaca 
representing Volunteer McKinney

Cristal Retana of Children’s Health
Rebecca Salinas representing the City of McKinney’s Housing and Community Development
Ashley Sine 
representing the McKinney Education Foundation
Robin Woodall 
representing the McKinney Chamber of Commerce