9th Annual Prevention Summit
Monday, October 15, 2018
InnerAct Alliance and the StandUP Polk Coalition, along with our sponsorship partners Publix Super Markets Charities, Florida Department of Health-Polk County, Tobacco Free Florida, and SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco), are proud to present the 9th Annual Own The Upside Prevention Summit on Monday, October, 15, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall in Haines City, FL to inform the public about important issues facing our community.
The Annual Prevention Summit presents an opportunity for School Resource Officers, Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, and Prevention Specialists to gain up-to-date information with a realistic view of current positive youth culture, emerging drug trends, judicial updates, e-cigarettes, and bullying. Continuing education units are available. Sheriff Grady Judd will address participants and the entire day will be filled with excitement and energy provided by emcee, Patrick T. Grady, of TNT Enterprises. Breakfast and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Participation is FREE for School Board Employees and Law Enforcement Officers, and registration is required by calling the Mark Wilcox Center at (863) 291-5355. A $25.00 fee will be required for Non-School Board and Non-Law Enforcement attendees who may register online. Registration and updates on the Prevention Summit topics and presentation times can be found at
Own The Upside is an initiative of the Drug Free Coalition partnership of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk counties in Florida founded on celebrating the positives! We often believe the discouraging news or negatives we hear and tend to forget there are some encouraging positives to celebrate what we call the “Upside.” Data collected through the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS) reports that most kids don’t engage in risky behaviors. Attitudes about abuse are shaped well before children reach adulthood. Own The Upside believes we can impact children’s lives now by supporting and investing in prevention programs and services that reduce access, identify risky behaviors, change community attitudes towards alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, and empower youth to make positive healthy choices.