2010 Children's Summit

Friday, February 5, 2010
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Holiday Inn San Jose
1740 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95112

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The Third Annual Santa Clara County Children's Summit will bring together community leaders to forge new partnerships, work across boundries in order to achieve the goal of the Children's Agenda: Every child safe, healthy, successful in learninig, successful in life.

Summit Chairmen:

The Honorable Leonard Edwards, former Presiding Judge, Santa Clara County Juvenile Dependency Court, and 
Dr. Fernando Mendoza, Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine.


The exciting program will include keynote speaker, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Jose Antonio Vargas.

Our Breakout Workgroups will feature Santa Clara County models of organizations working together across boundaries to improving results for children.

The Bold Steps for Children Award will be presented to a local philanthropist and to a community partnership that has achieved results for children.

Children's Bill of Rights: The Children's Summit will also dedicate a portion of the program to the introduction and signing of the Children’s Bill of Rights.

High School Journalists Invitation: The Children’s Summit will also be inviting high school journalists to attend the conference in order to learn about the issues facing children in their community and participate in a journalism contest to write about these issues.  They will also have an opportunity to attend a special session with our keynote speaker to discuss how to utilize social media to “get the story”, framing stories that deal with social issues and making a career as a journalist today.


8:00 - Registration/Networking/Coffee
8:30 - Welcome
9:00 - Keynote Address:  Pulitzer Prize Winner Jose Antonio Vargas                           
9:30 - Children’s Bill of Rights Signing Celebration
10:00 - Youth/Local Expert Panel: What must happen to realize the promise of the Children's Bill of Rights.
10:50 - Breakout Groups - Pathways to Achieving Results for our Children. 
11:50 - Lunch Service Begins
12:15 - Bold Steps for Children Awards
12:45 - Next Steps
1:00 - Adjourn
1:00 - Special Youth Journalist Session with Jose Antonio Vargas*


To Register for the 2010 Children's Summit Please go to: www.childrenssummit2010.eventbrite.com

High School Journalists!!!

We are providing scholarships for High School Journalists to attend this year’s Children’s Summit.  If you know a youth who should attend, please register at http://2010summitjournalist.eventbrite.com

Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you will need to have your parent or guardian sign a Photo Release Form for this event. To access this form Click Here

Registration Ends January 27th! Your Voice is Needed!


Keynote Speaker:
Pulitzer Prize Winner, Jose Antonio Vargas

A  proud alumnus of Mountain View High School  and San Francisco State University ,  Jose Antonio Vargas is the Technology and Innovations editor of the Huffington Post. Previously, he was a national political reporter for the Washington Post, where he broke new ground with his in-depth coverage of the Internet's impact on politics. He also wrote about video game culture and race and demographics, among other topics, and his 2006 series on HIV/AIDS in Washington inspired a feature-length documentary, The Other City, slated for release next year. In 2008, he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team that covered the Virginia Tech massacre. A newspaper reporter for 11 years, he's also written for the Philadelphia Daily News and the San Francisco Chronicle, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

For more information go to:  www.joseantoniovargas.com

Supporters and Sponsors

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Applied Materials
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Applied Survey Research
Harrington Group

El Camino Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
United Way Silicon Valley
Morgan Family Foundation
RedRock Reports

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Be a sponsor for the 2010 Children's Summit or sponsor a High School Journalist!

Click Here for Details

Contact Dana Bunnett for more information at dbunnett@kidsincommon.org
or call 408-795-3772