The Educating Children of Color Summit provides a unique opportunity for educators, juvenile justice, and child welfare professionals to enhance their ability to retain and inspire the students they serve. It is also an opportunity for high school students to learn about themselves while they explore higher education. Finally, the Summit is an opportunity for parents to learn to communicate with schools and with their children to maximize their child’s success. Through professional registrations at the Summit we award money to students to help defray the cost of higher education. Over the last 13 years, ECOC has awarded more than $199,000 in scholarships and educational gifts as well as 199 laptops to students attending the Educating Children of Color Summit.