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.
The Burton Fund for the 2018-2019 academic year is now closed, and John Burton Advocates is allocating awards to the campuses that submitted agreements to participate. To see a list of participating campuses and who to contact about receiving the Burton Book Fund, please review the list on the right.
Additional documents for the program are below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss, please email Carolyn@jbay.org