The Magic of Connections National Mentoring Summit

Anaheim, California
Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Magic of Connections National Mentoring Summit
Thursday, September 18, 2008 - Friday, September 19, 2008

Disneyland Resort
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, California 92802

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 Conference Overview

The California Mentor Foundation (CMF) and MENTOR will host the “Mentoring--The Magic of Connections” National Mentoring Summit at the Disneyland Resort, September 18-19, 2008.  The purpose of the summit is to invigorate and mobilize the mentoring community, while motivating and inspiring business and civic leaders to increase their support for mentoring efforts. This continues the tradition of mentoring summits at the Disneyland Resort that have hosted such speakers as Colin Powell, George Lucas, Governor Pete Wilson, Lynne Swann, Superintendent Jack O’Connell, and more.  Over 500 people are expected to attend.

 Photo of a mentor and mentee

The summit is co-sponsored by CMF, MENTOR, Corporation for National and Community Service and Evelyn Freed Mentor Center. Contributing partners include Youth Noise, National Guard, Los Angeles Mentoring Coalition for Youth, the Association of Mentor Professionals, and the California Friday Night Live Partnership. Other groups will be joining in sponsorship as the summit approaches.

Meeting participants will learn from mentoring experts, as well as, business and civic leaders about the benefits of mentoring and the latest developments in the field. The summit will also build skills for mentoring program professionals and demonstrate how communities, faith-based groups and businesses can get involved in supporting young people through mentoring. There will be keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitors providing learning opportunities for participants.

The program agenda begins September 18, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. with panel presentations, a lunchtime keynote speaker and recognition awards. The afternoon will consist of breakout sessions.

Photo of a mentor and mentee The September 19, 2008 agenda begins at 8:30 a.m. with more breakout sessions and a closing plenary session from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The 2008 National Mentoring Summit will empower the participants to take the “Magic of Connections” home and make a difference for young people in their communities.



Contact Information

  • California Friday Night Live Partnership
    2637 West Burrel Avenue
    P.O. Box 5091
    Visalia, CA 93278-5091

    Contact: Lisa Gonzalez

    Phone: (559) 733-6496
    Fax:     (559) 737-4231

Payment Instructions

  • Registration is $135.00 per person.

    Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover)
    Cash (Onsite at conference.)

    Please make CHECKS payable to:
    California Mentor Foundation
    Send checks to:
    Lisa Gonzalez
    c/o California Friday Night Live Partnership
    2637 W. Burrel Ave.
    Visalia, CA 93278-5091

    Refunds will not be issued within 45 days of the event.

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