McKINNEY (May 29, 2014) – With the success of last year’s Youth Summit, which hosted 150 people actively engaged in assisting youth from at-risk environments, Volunteer McKinney has announced the date for the Second Annual McKinney Youth Summit.

It will be held on Tuesday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McKinney High School. Sponsors of this event are the City of McKinney, McKinney ISD, McKinney Community Development Corporation, Volunteer McKinney, the Wal-Mart Foundation and Metro Linen.

The collaborative planning team for this event is made up of representatives from the following:

Boys & Girls Club of McKinney
City House
City of McKinney
Collin College
Collin County City of Hope
Collin County Juvenile Dept.

Embrace TEXAS
McKinney ISD
Sustainable Ventures
Volunteer McKinney
YMCA of McKinney

This year's conference will feature Dr. Timothy M. Bray (Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas) as the Keynote Speaker. Breakout session topics were selected to help those working directly with today's youth. The breakout topics are:

  • LA VISIÓN: FISD Latino organization

How Frisco ISD is working to empower parents, students, and community to impact student’s academic success and become lifelong learners.

Presented by: Elma Montenegro, Frisco ISD.

  • College and Career Resources Panel

A discussion on resources available to youth searching for post-high school education or career skills.

Presented by: Laura Bruton of Job Corps, Dr. Alicia Huppe of Collin College and Ashley Sine of the McKinney Education Foundation.

  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Families and Youth

Recognizing mental health and substance abuse issues in youth and their families and learn about resources.

Presented by: Dr. Dean Aslinia, New Horizons Center for Healing and the Harold Murphy Counseling Center, Texas A&M University at Commerce.

  • Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery: How to see it in their eyes

How human trafficking and sex slavery affect our community's youth. Learn what signs to look for,how to help and how to educate on the importance of this issue.

Presented by: Stephanie Ann Henry, Activism for Empowerment & Author of “If Only I Could Sleep: A Survivor's Memoir”

Adults interested in attending this 1 day event can register online at McKinney Youth Summit 2014 or at Cost is $25.

For more information about the Youth Summit or to schedule an interview with Volunteer McKinney Staff/Board, please contact Dana Riley at or 469-855-1524 cell.