Come to join others who care about kids and families at the fourth annual Central Valley Orphan Care Summit in the Greater Fresno Area! This year’s main session speaker is Josh Shipp. Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E), that followed his ground-breaking work with teens. He is the author of the national bestseller “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination“, and was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 lists. He’s spoken at universities such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, & UCLA. He is a recognized teen expert for media outlets as MTV, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20, and Good Morning America. He’s worked with groups of parents, educators & mental health professionals – plus has spoken to more than TWO Million teens live. His ultimate goal is to help as many young people as possible. His online mentoring program for teens, “A Year of Awesomeness,” has a worldwide reach. Josh strongly believes that every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story. Read more about Josh at joshshipp.com.
This Summit is open to everyone at any stage of the process. Maybe you are curious about foster care and adoption but don’t know where to start or how to help others who are in the process. Perhaps you are awaiting family who is yet to be placed. Or, maybe you are a seasoned parent who has been an adoptive or foster parent for several years. This Summit promises to have something for everyone. God is doing big things in the Central Valley, and this day will not only celebrate but educate on how He is moving amongst families, agencies, and churches in Central California. You will leave better equipped and more motivated for your own personal journey in orphan care. You will be able to connect with other people who can say, “Me too! I’ve been there!” Also – agencies, therapists, and fundraising ideas booths will be there for you to browse and consult with. Finally, you will earn training hours for attending – which is always a plus! We can’t wait to see you there!