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 will be held virtually and is scheduled for October 27, 2020.

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 assumption that the safest way to come together as a group of 200 is in a virtual setting. Please know that your session, if chosen, will be virtual.
  • Proposals are welcome from all, including adults, youth, social service agencies, researchers, etc.
  • We are currently reviewing the proposals that have been submitted and will notify individuals of their proposal status by early September.
  • If you have not yet submitted a proposal but are interested in doing so, we encourage you to contact the planning team ( or 812-335-7276).

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