The Magic of Connections National Mentoring Summit

Anaheim, California
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Confirmed Guest Speakers

Susan L. Taylor

Susan L. Taylor

Editorial Director
ESSENCE Magazine

Susan Taylor, retired Editorial Director of ESSENCE Magazine, founded the National Cares Mentoring Movement with the goal of signing up more than one million people to become mentors.  The National Cares Mentoring Movement, a coalition of national organizations – The Links, Incorporated; MENTOR; National Urban League; 100 Black Men in America, and the Y.W.C.A.– encourages African-American adults to serve as mentors for at-risk young people.

Charlie Applestein

Charlie Applestein, M.S.W.
Applestein Training Resources, L.L.C.

Charlie Applestein, whose motto is "There's no such thing as a bad kid," has worked in child welfare for over 25 years. As president of Applestein Training Resources, LLC, he provides original, strength-based training, consultation, and youth care literature to individuals and groups seeking to better understand and respond to troubled children and youth.

Omar Jahwar

Omar Jahwar
Founder & Executive Director
Vision Regeneration, Inc.

Mr. Jahwar has guided Vision Regeneration into a life-shaping organization designed to assist the social sculpting of inner city youth. Vision Regeneration currently provides counseling, gang intervention, juvenile delinquency prevention, and mentoring services to ten schools within the Dallas Independent School District and other entities as well.



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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