Wednesday, March 15, 2017

08:45 – 11:00 A.M.

SB 12 Committee Hearing 

Senate Bill 12 (Beall) will increase the rate of college success among California’s foster youth by increasing access to the federal Pell grant. SB 12 will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, March 15th. Please attend the hearing and let legislators know the importance of supporting foster youth in post-secondary education, including career and technical education.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

Foster Youth & Financial Aid, Part II: After the FAFSA*

This web seminar follows an October 2016 web seminar focused on completing the FAFSA and applying for financial aid. The April web seminar will focus on everything that happens after the FAFSA is completed, including administrative processes such as foster youth verification; and how to support students in maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress and avoid financial aid overpayment. *This web seminar is part of the Post-Secondary Education Training Series. The registration link is the same for all web seminars in this series. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

Career Technical Education & Other Budding Programs*

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for a web seminar about the diverse range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs available on California Community College campuses, as well as other programs of interest such as 4-year programs at community colleges and community college transfer agreements with 4-year institutions. *This web seminar is part of the Post-Secondary Education Training Series. The registration link is the same for all web seminars in this series. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Los Angeles Foster Youth Graduation Event

Each year, John Burton Advocates for Youth co-hosts a graduation event in Los Angeles to acknowledge and celebrate the academic success of foster youth in Southern California. On Wednesday, May 17th  from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., we will hold the graduation event with the Guardian Scholars Program at Los Angeles City College. Stay tuned for more details.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

San Francisco Foster Youth Graduation Event

Each year, John Burton Advocates for Youth co-hosts a graduation event in San Francisco to acknowledge and celebrate the academic success of foster youth in Northern California. On Thursday, May 25th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., we will hold the event with the Guardian Scholars Program at San Francisco State University. Stay tuned for more details.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Burton Book Fund Fundraiser

Please join us on Wednesday, August 30th for an event to benefit the Burton Book Fund, which has provided text books to over 5,300 current and former foster youth attending college.  Contact Martha Joseph for questions or information about event sponsorship.

October 16 & 17, 2017

2017 Blueprint Conference

The 2017 Blueprint Conference will take place on October 16 & 17, 2017 at the Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel in Los Angeles. Mark your calendars now for this dynamic event that combines meaningful networking opportunities with in-depth workshops presented by professionals with a passion and aptitude for supporting foster youth. Information regarding submitting a workshop proposal and registering for the event will be released in 2017.