2021 Children’s Summit

On March 19, 2021, we held the 14th Annual Santa Clara County Children’s Summit. This virtual event featured keynote speaker Roberto Rivera, youth and young adult spoken word artists, the release of the 2021 SCC Children’s Data Book and the presentation of the Bold Steps for Children Awards to youth and family organizations that have worked to meet the needs of our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources and videos from the event are attached below. Please feel free to explore!

2021 Children’s Summit Program

2021 Children’s Summit PPT

Young Leader Presentations

Welcoming Ceremony
Ysenia Sepulveda
National Compadres Network

Samuel Getachew
2020 Finalist for National Youth Poet Laureate

Yahtzeni Gonzalez
Enlace Chicago Organization

Conversations About Data

Indicators Impacting Juvenile Justice
Judge Leonard Edwards (ret.)
Co-Chair, Children’s Agenda Network

Indicators Impacting Education
Dr. Mary Ann Dewan
County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Co-Chair, Children’s Network

The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Community
Dr. Fernando Mendoza
Stanford Children’s Health (ret.)
Co-Chair, Children’s Agenda Network

Keynote Address

Building Communities of Hope: Going from Surviving to Thriving
Roberto Rivera
Co-Founder, CADRE LLC

Continuum on Building an Anti-Racist, Multicultural Institution
Understanding and Practicing Cultural Competence in Helping Youth Thrive

Words From Elected Officials

Senator Dave Cortese

Supervisor Otto Lee

Bold Steps for Children Award

Partners Stepping Up During COVID-19

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