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FAQs

Local Summits

  • Who can apply to host?

    Anyone who is able to bring together groups of young leaders from multiple neighbouring schools or organizations.

    Anyone who is committed to mental health advocacy of student leadership.

  • Deadlines to apply:

    We recommend submitting your application at least 90 days prior to your event to ensure a smooth planning process.

  • How do I host a Local Summit?

    Apply here! Once you’re accepted, someone from Jack.org will reach out to you to set up a welcome call and send you our Local Summit planning guide. We walk you through the process and we give as much or as little coaching as you want. Checking in with your Summit Coordinator once a month but typically more than that.

  • Can I get swag or funding?

    Jack.org has a modest budget to help Local Summit hosts with swag or other event costs. We’ll provide you with Jack.org swag.

  • What are the Local Summits all about?

    Local Summits have two main components: youth skill-building and collaboration. Skill-building is often the first half of the day and can include speakers or workshops to strengthen student work. Topics often include mental health basics, effective social media use, starting conversations, and/or building a strong community back home. Opportunities to collaborate make up the second half of the day. This often takes the form of structured brainstorm sessions or working groups where students from different schools discuss their varying school environments and learn from each other. Topics can include barriers to student help-seeking, stigma and school culture, tailoring to diverse population groups, and planning strategic outreach activities.

  • How can I be a delegate at a Local Summit?

    Since every Local Summit reflects the needs of its community, delegate registration will look different at each event. If a school near you is hosting a Local Summit and you’d like to attend, please contact summits@jack.org for information!

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