About Us

Objective and Outcomes

The objective of this Teen Summit is to empower our High School Youths in the different geographical urban areas that may not get
the opportunities in other areas of the city. The objective is to have 16-25 youth leaders to organize a youth summit at their school
and in their immediate community. These students will be addressing some very important issues in their community with some key
groups, i.e. local community policemen, business owners, Mental Health Professional speaking on bullying and suicide in mind,
educators (high school and colleges), ministers, and peers. The outcome of the summit will be the “Call to Action” that will help
build a process of bringing this community and other sectors together to build on a relationship and partnership with each other. We
are starting grassroots’ initiatives to a new approach to aim to reduce the violence and engage in empowering our youth in the high
crime areas.
We have had the support and endorsement of Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar; Sinclair Broadcasting (KABB, WOAI and CW);
Bexar County District Attorney, Nico LaHood; SAPD, Chief William McManus; and our local community leaders.
We are wanting to make sure that we empower these youths to make a difference in our school’s communities, as well as the
surrounding communities. These youths will be addressing the following subjects through various panelists and guest speakers:

  • Police and Legal Participants and Youth Relations
  • Educators and Youth Relations
  • Business Partners and Youth Relations
  • Mental Issues – Bullying and other Mental Issues
  • Ministers and Youth Relations
  • Youth (peers) and Youth (peers) Relations

They will have between 60-80 students participating throughout this event. The participants are suggested of the student body’s and
those who are needing community service hours. The panelists audience will be the H.S. students, parents and the general
community that wants to support these inner-city and urban community youths.

Proposed Format
  • Questions and concerns for the chosen speakers
    • A Focus Group will start with the students from the H.S.
  • Choosing youth facilitators and summit speakers
  • Youth Leaders to facilitate breakout sessions
  • Youth Leaders engaging with panelists and audience at the breakout sessions
  • There will be a total of two sessions to make everyone involved, i.e. panelists and students accountable for the “take-aways”
  • Youth Leaders will identify the problems
  • Youth Leaders will be a part of measuring this event for data
Proposed Inclusion of Eighth Grade Middle School Students
  • Middle School students will participate starting in the fourth week of nine weeks of planning the teen summit at the
    participated High School (five weeks total)
  • The goal is for the middle school youth to learn the value of commitment
  • Understand what it is like to become a leader in middle school through participation at the Urban Communities Teen
    Summit
  • Give them a voice at the Urban Communities Teen Summit
Impact

This summit will give the High School Youths an opportunity to experience and be empowered to do the following:

  • Real-life communication and respect
  • Policy-shaping experiences
  • Increase in self-esteem
  • Leadership skills
  • Apply the experience in the community that they are representing
  • Commitment to come back to their community to give back
Measurements / Data

Each student is given an option to take an electronic survey

  • Measuring the outcome of improvement of their teen summit
  • Measuring the community initiatives in the youth’s environment
  • Measurement of youth leadership effectiveness
Founder

Paula A. Monroe

President


Testimonials

Testimonial John Smith
John Smith
Manager at Viona Business


Our Clients

Students from Sam Houston H.S. San Antonio, Texas