5th Annual Teen Summit

Thank you to all who attended the 5th Annual Teen Summit on March 13, 2024.  This year, Teens for Courage was proud to host over 500 area teens to learn about prevention of financial abuse, mental health, teen dating violence prevention, human trafficking and the impact of Courage Clubs in your school and community.

We'd like to thank Ohavia Phillips, our esteemed presenters Maria Kordopitoulas-Sarris (Bank of America Community Learning Enablement), Dr. Stacy Reynolds (Atrium Health), Chasity Marckle (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit), Ashley Bendikson (Advocate and nationally acclaimed speaker on Teen Dating Violence), Officer Quinichette and Ofice Cauley (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department), sponsors including The City of Charlotte, Coca Cola Consolidated, Atrium Health, Stephanie Escobar of CMPD's Special Victims Division Domestic Violence Unit, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, our participating Courage Clubs: Butler High School, East Mecklenburg High School, Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences Military and Global Academy, Levine Middle College, Myers Park High School, Northwest School of the Arts, Palisades High School, and Phillip O'Berry Academy of Technology, all our incredible volunteers, and Carowinds, our event host partner for the past 5 years.

Congratulations to Ben Pfaller of Butler High School and Jordan Dillahunt of Myers Park, our 2024 Above & Beyond the Call of Duty Scholarship Winners

Meet Our Scholars

2024 Summit Highlights