KIDS, ACTUALLY is a summit inspired by the powerful actions taken by the Parkland, Florida students in the wake of the mass shooting on their campus. 100-200 kids age 10-18 will gather and discuss topics important to them and envision actions they can take to change the world. Topics will include Gender Equality, Bullying, Gun Control, Human Trafficking, Homelessness, and Climate Change.
The summit is in partnership with NERDS RULE INC. Founder and Executive Director Tristaca McCray, who created an Ambassador program for children, youth, teens and young adults to create change in the community and around the world. This program pairs student ambassadors with adult mentors and features weekly calls and coaching about how to effect community action. Scripps/UCSD graduate students will be mentors in the program.
The summit will be open to students grades 5th to 12th grade and their parents. Students, mentors and community leaders will have the opportunity to break off into team groups and discuss the topics above. Each session will last 45 mins, with 10 min to get to know each other 35 minutes planning a potential campaign, workshop, or online community planning session. After the summit conference students and parents will have the opportunity to sign up for the NERDS RULE INC. Ambassador program.