Whole Child Leon’s 9th Annual Summit on Children

On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, Whole Child Leon will convene the 9th Annual Summit on Children at FSU’s Turnbull III Conference Center  8:30 AM until 12:00 PM.

This community-driven event was created to increase public/private business awareness, engagement, and investment in early childhood programs – yielding better outcomes for children and families, and powering the future of Leon County.

Since the Summit’s inception, approximately 4,750 community professionals, including: social workers, law enforcement, attorneys, judges, mental health professionals, members of the pediatric medical community, university academia, school personnel, childcare providers, child advocates, and faith leaders, have participated in Summit-related events, learning from national and regional experts in the field of childhood success.


For 2023, the Summit on Children will explore “The Power of Prevention.” Speakers will address evidence-based strategies that have affected demonstrable results and will discuss opportunities to scale those impacts locally.

The keynote address will be provided by Dr. Dipesh Navasaria, a pediatrician and professor at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health – current chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood and the founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin.

For more information about the 2023 Summit on Children, please visit www.wholechildleon.org.

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