2017 CSC Youth Summit


The 2017 Youth Summit convened at the Broward Convention Center on February 21, 2017.  Service providers, advocates, youth, and Broward residents participated in fostering and coordinating many planning initiatives for Broward County.  The Summit also celebrated the progress made toward meeting benchmarks set out in the Children’s Strategic Plan since it began in 1999.

Keynote Speakers

Kevin Haggerty, MSW, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Communities that Care
Associate Director of the Social Development Research Group
Maya L. Harris
Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


20 outstanding students debated issues related to the Broward Children’s Strategic Plan. Summit Participants were amazed at the youth’s depth of knowledge and their decorum that modeled the best of civil discourse and debate. Below are the topics, youth, and schools for the morning sessions:

Resolution 1 (Foster Care)

Danielle Bromfield and Angelica Afanador (Coral Springs HS)

Vindya Murthy and Swarnima Radahkrishnan (Miramar HS)

Resolution 2 (Restorative Justice)

Fiona Barry and Natalie Musumeci (Western HS)

Myking Greene and Devron Hardwick (Broward Youth HS)

Resolution 3 (Quality Early Education)

Brooke Bock and Ashley Chai-Onn (Westglades MS)

Taryn Bradley and Stephanny Chimayco (McArthur HS)

Resolution 4 (Urban Agriculture)

Valentina Sarmiento and Brian Levy (Cypress Bay HS)

Natalie Fernandez and Diego Hernandez (West Broward HS)

Resolution 5 (Free Tuition for Post Secondary Education)

Maeghanan Fitzgerald/Sharan Sawlani (Cypress Bay HS)

Preston Lloyd and Nicole Vayman (Falcon Cove MS)


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Youth Summit in the News

Over 1000 attendees, representing various progressive programs and agencies in Broward, gathered to celebrate the success of their collective work in improving the overall quality of life for all children in the county and to strategically plan how they can continue to work together to close gaps plaguing our youth.

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