Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit (MC3) 2020

For the past four years, Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County and Building a Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC) have engaged approximately 200 community members annually for the Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit (MC3). For this year’s MC3 Summit we will revisit our original theme of what surrounds us shapes us. This theme is grounded in the understanding that children are shaped by the relationships they have, the neighborhoods they live in, the places they learn and play, and the community organizations that serve them.

The 2020 MC3 Summit is scheduled for October 27, 2020, with the understanding that the format and date of the Summit may change in response to COVID-19 community conditions.

Now Accepting Session Proposals

In this milestone 5th year, the Summit seeks session proposals that 1) identify trauma, advocacy, and/or (in)equitable conditions; 2) address ways to break down silos, make connections, and/or take action beyond the Summit; and 3) exchange practical ways to apply acquired knowledge. Presenters can explore interdisciplinary approaches that not only activate and educate attendees but also celebrate local wins that have led to building thriving and compassionate communities. Sessions will allow participants to reflect more deeply on a specific interest and to strategically approach partnerships post-summit.

  • In light of changing community conditions due to COVID-19, we are releasing this Request for Proposal (RFP) with the understanding that format and date of the Summit may change. As things evolve, we will keep you updated. Please know that your session, if chosen, may be in-person or virtual.
  • Proposals are welcome from all, including adults, youth, social service agencies, researchers, etc.
  • Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9th. Individuals will be notified of their proposal status by the end of August.

Building Thriving Compassionate Communities

As we continue to build thriving compassionate communities, we know we must widen our focus from individual youth and families to the conditions that frame our lives. Every child is our child, therefore, we share a collective interest in our children’s future.


Information about previous MC3 summits can be found here: 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019