Attorney General Loretta Lynch makes comments during a news conference about the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Attorney General Loretta Lynch makes comments during a news conference about the Pulse nightclub mass shooting June 21, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

“A Hopeful Future:  Sustaining Our Work to End Youth Violence,” is the theme for the Fifth National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention which is being held in Baltimore, Md. from June 27 through June 29 at the downtown Hilton hotel. The summit is presented by the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention and the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.

The 2016 Summit assembles grantees from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Youth Violence Prevention initiatives: the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, the Defending Childhood Initiative, and the Community-Based Violence Prevention (CBVP) program.

Additionally, representatives from the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative will attend, including Cabinet Secretary/Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Broderick Johnson from Baltimore.

The goal of the summit is to collectively define and further develop crosscutting strategies to sustain the work of the current Administration, the initiatives, state and local governments, community partners, and academicians beyond the federal funding cycle.

The three-day event is filled with lectures, panel discussions, seminars, workshops, networking events and even a full screening of the documentary Paper Tigers. Other notable speakers and panelists attending are U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, former Philadelphia Mayor and Columbia University Professor Michael A. Nutter, and Executive Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Michael D. Smith.