Brighton Park Neighborhood Council organizes an annual Violence Prevention Youth Summit. The
goal of the Youth Summit is to create awareness about different issues that are affecting youth in our
community, which include, Violence Prevention, Educational Justice, Mental Health and Leadership. The
Youth Summit takes place at a University Campus to promote Higher Education among the students who
attend the Youth Summit.
The summit focused on Violence Prevention issues that affect youth and it provided them with a safe
space to gain knowledge about these issues. The Youth Summit is organized by the BPNC Youth
Leadership Council (YLC) with the help of a BPNC staff. Last year 450 seventh and eighth grade students
from Brighton Park Elementary School, Burroughs Elementary, Columbia Explorers Academy, Davis
Elementary, Evergreen Academy Middle School, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy, and Shields Middle
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in workshops with the following topics: bullying/cyber
bullying, college readiness, domestic violence, eating disorders, gang violence, gender equality,
Immigrant rights, LGBTQ equality, mental health and depression, sexual assault and sexual harassment,
racial justice, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy.