Since its inception in 2013, the Burton Book Fund has provided $1.75 million in text books 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.
John Burton Advocates for Youth is getting ready to open the Burton Fund for the 2018-2019 academic year with some new process changes. Keep in mind the important dates on the right. For more details, register for the webinar on June 22 where we will go over the new changes and run through the process for the upcoming school year.
Documents outlining the program are below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss, please email Carolyn@jbay.org