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2023 Children’s  Summit

Joy, Community & Action

Friday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Registration is closed.  Please contact if you have questions.


Join others passionate about children to discover joy in our work together, make new connections and take action.


We hope you will join us!  This will be the first time we will be in the room together since 2019!

We have an amazing day planned for you. 

First our gift to you – a few minutes of joy and delight with Ross Gay,  poet and essayist, and author of Inciting Joy and the Book of Delights.  It has been a tough few years and hope this reflection with Ross will “fill your bucket.”

Ross Gay will be signing his books at the Summit from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. We will not be selling books on site, but you can purchase them and bring them for him to sign. His newest, Inciting Joy and another great book of his, Book of Delights, are both available from local booksellers Books Inc and Bookshop Santa Cruz.  Make sure to get yours in time!


We will also having a presentation and opportunity to take action with members of the Youth Liberation Movement and other young leaders who will be presenting the NEW Bill of Rights for Children and Young Adults.  First released in 2010, this new Bill of Rights was led and developed by young adults, gathering input from hundreds of youth from throughout Santa Clara in the spirit of Nothing About Us, Without Us!


We will be discussing how we can take action to improve results for children and youth and visiting the new Data Portal with online, interactive data from the 2023 Data Book.  This portal not only provides data on trends and racial disparities, it also shows us, whenever possible, data by ZIP code, neighborhood areas or school districts.


Last, after the Summit adjourns at 3:00, we will provide a 15 – 30 minute long Narcan Training for those interested in learning how to save someone’s life when there is a suspected Opioid overdose.  Those attending will receive a Narcan kit.          

Of course, there will be the Bold Steps for Children Award, Data Books for you and many opportunities to connect and take action.


Make it a day of celebrating children and youth! 

Attend the Project Cornerstone Asset Champions Breakfast!

We also encourage you to attend the Project Cornerstone Asset Champion Breakfast at the Convention Center that same morning from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  If you commit to attending the Asset Champion Breakfast, you will receive a $10 discount on your Summit ticket.

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