Since its inception in 2013, the Burton Book Fund has provided $1.75 million in textbooks and critical needs expenses to over 6,600 current and former foster youth attending colleges in California. The goal of the Burton Book Fund is to promote college success among current and former foster youth by helping offset the high cost of text books and by encouraging their engagement and contact with campus support professionals.
Each academic year, the Burton Book Fund is administered through the campus support representatives who submit an application to participate. Upon their application submission, John Burton Advocates for Youth provides campus support representatives with a student application to award book funds to their students. Those approved for the Burton Book Fund also have access to a Critical Needs Fund should any unforeseen financial hardship arise.
To see a list of participating campuses and who to contact about receiving a Burton Book Fund or Critical Needs stipend, please click HERE.
Additional documents for the program are below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss, please email Carolyn@jbay.org