Upcoming Events & Trainings

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

Career Technical Education: Short-Term Programs into Living Wage Employment

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, including new tools available from the Chancellor’s Office to assist youth in navigating their options.

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. Current and former foster youth who have earned an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree, or have completed a certificate program during the 2016-17 school year are invited to attend!

Tuesday, May 23, 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 Tuesday, May 23rd from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., we will hold the event with the Guardian Scholars Program at San Francisco State University. Current and former foster youth who have earned an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree, or have completed a certificate program during the 2016-17 school year are invited to attend!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

San Diego Foster Youth Graduation Event

This year, John Burton Advocates for Youth is co-hosting a graduation event in San Diego to acknowledge and celebrate the academic success of foster youth in the San Diego region. On Wednesday, May 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we will hold the event with the Hope Scholar’s Program at UC San Diego. Current and former foster youth who have earned an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree, or have completed a certificate program during the 2016-17 school year are invited to attend!

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.