Upcoming Events & Trainings

December 13, 2018

Annual Gala

John’s Birthday Gala

Description: Join us to celebrate the 86th birthday of John Burton and the year of accomplishments for John Burton Advocates for Youth in improving quality of life outcomes for foster youth and homeless youth.

December 18, 2018

Conference: Los Angeles

What’s Sex Got to Do with It?: Healthy Sexual Development to Improve Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care

Description: Join LA RHEP to obtain tools and practical strategies to support healthy sexual development for youth in foster care.  The conference is organized into three content tracks. The “Head” workshops will focus on the policies in place in LA County that mandate access to reproductive health services for foster youth, and take a look at the disparate health outcomes among this population. The “Heart” workshops will center the voices of youth, allowing conference attendees to hear directly from young people in the foster system about the effects of reproductive health services on their lived experience. The “Hands” workshops will center on actionable steps advocates can take to support the reproductive health of foster youth in Los Angeles.

January 23, 2019


State Tax Credit Puts Cash into the Pockets of California’s Most Vulnerable Transition-Age Youth

Description: For the 2018 tax year, California expanded an important state program to the roughly three million transition-age youth in California, age 18 to 24. When they file their 2018 income taxes, they may be eligible for the California Earned Income Tax (CaEITC), regardless of whether or not they have a child. Prior to the policy change, an individual aged 18 to 24 was not eligible for the CA EITC unless they were a parent. This webinar will discuss this expansion and address commonly asked questions transition-age youth may have about how to access this important benefit.

March 7, 2019


Hiding in Plain Sight: How to Access Your Local Homeless Response System

Description: This webinar will provide important information for those working post-secondary education and child welfare seeking support for youth at risk of becoming homeless. Advocates will learn about the structure and benefits of their local Continuum of Care, the entity coordinating homeless support services in their area.