2014 Friends for Youth Annual Mentoring Conference Celebrates The Challenges and Rewards of Youth Mentoring

The 15th Annual Mentoring Conference hosted by Friends For Youth will be held April 24 and 25, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA. This years event features Bernadette Sanchez, Ph.D., as Research Keynote Speaker, who will discuss her work involving race, culture, and ethnicity in mentoring relationships. As a contributing author to the Handbook of Youth Mentoring, 2nd ed., and Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series panelist, we are excited to hear more about her important results.

Other plenary presentations feature Debra Chasnoff, President of GroundSpark, sharing information about their groundbreaking educational films, and Patricia Moore Harbour, Ed.D., author and champion of the concept of Community Educators. We are also excited to present a conversation between James Anderson from the Anti-Recidivism Campaign and Roger Jarjoura, Ph.D. from the American Institutes for Research, who will be sharing two different experiences of using mentoring with youth in prison. Tommy McClam and Kelly Belmonte from YouthBuild USA will be presenting "BRIDGE to Adulthood: Mentoring Strategies for Older Youth", a 2.5 hour workshop on Thursday the 24th.


All sessions will be held at presenting sponsor Oracle’s Santa Clara Conference Center, 4030 George Sellon Circle, in Santa Clara. Complimentary shuttle service between the conference hotel, the Biltmore Hotel and Suites and the Oracle Conference Center will be provided on both days.