2014 Youth Summit
Arkansas Youth Summit
The Attorney General’s Office hosts a Youth Summit each year to prompt students and educators to address various issues facing the state’s children.
The 2014 Arkansas Youth Summit will be for students in Grades 9-12 and will be held on April 3rd at the Gina Cox Center in Lonoke from 1-2:30 p.m. This year’s Summit partner is the Wade Knox Children’s Advocacy Center.
This year’s Summit theme is “Take a Stand Against Bullying” and will feature a presentation from Rachel’s Challenge.
Rachel Scott was the first person killed during the Columbine High School massacre of 1999. Her brother was a student and witnessed several people shot and killed.
After her death, the Scott family developed Rachel’s Challenge, a national anti-bullying educational program.
During the Summit, presenters will use video footage of the Columbine incident and its aftermath, combined with Rachel Scott’s drawings and writings, in a campaign to quell school violence, bullying, and teen suicide.
Several Arkansas schools have already formed Friends of Rachel clubs to sustain the campaign's goals on a long-term basis.
The deadline to register is March 14, 2014.
Click here to register for the summit online. Students may register individually, or teachers and administrators may register multiple students.
Students, grades 9-12, may submit artwork capturing the theme “Take a Stand Against Bullying.”
The deadline to submit artwork is March 11, 2014.
Finalists will be selected from each Congressional district. The overall winner will be chosen by peers based on number of “likes” on the Office of the Attorney General Facebook page.
Facebook voting will be between 8 a.m., March 18th and 5 p.m., March 20th.
The winner will receive a $500 scholarship from the Thea Foundation.
Finalist artwork will be displayed at the 2014 Arkansas Youth Summit and winners will be recognized by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Click here for complete rules and instructions for entry.
For more information, call the Attorney General’s Community Relations Division at (800) 448-3014 or (501) 682-1020:
Office of Attorney General Dustin McDaniel
ATTN: Community Relations Division
323 Center Street, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas System
Lonoke Chamber of Commerce
Lonoke Public School District
The Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center