Upcoming Events & Trainings

August 21, 2019


LA-RHEP Webinar Series: Sharing Results from the Making Proud Choices Evaluation

Description: In 2018, the Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (LA RHEP) tested and evaluated Making Proud Choices! (MPC) curriculum adaptation for youth in out-of-home care, an evidence-based sexual health training specifically adapted to meet the unique needs of young people in the child welfare system. LA RHEP Leadership Team member John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) partnered with AltaMed to provide the curriculum to foster youth in a variety of settings and evaluate the results. Please join JBAY and the National Center for Youth Law (convener of LA RHEP) for a webinar on Wednesday, August 21, from 10:00AM – 11:30AM to hear learnings from the evaluation results.

September 18, 2019


How THP-Plus Providers, Youth Shelters & Campuses Can Use New State Funding to Address Youth Homelessness

Description: In the FY 2019-20 state budget, the California State Legislature created the Homeless Housing, Assistance & Prevention Program (HHAPP), which will provide local jurisdictions with $650 million to address homelessness. The program requires that a minimum of 8% of the funds are used to address youth homelessness, making a minimum of $52 million available to address youth homelessness statewide. This is an increase from the 5% set-aside that was included in the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) in the FY 2018-19 state budget.

This webinar will provide an overview of HHAPP, and discuss how current providers, including THP-Plus, shelter and those interested in serving college students can apply for HHAPP to support one of eight evidence-based interventions the program will fund. Attendees will learn how to identify the entities in their community applying for HHAPP funding, how much local funding will likely be available, and how to advocate locally for funding for homeless youth. Panelists will include Lahela Maddox with the Homeless Coordinating & Financing Council, the state entity administering HHAPP; and Sparky Harlan, CEO of Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara County.

October 3, 2019


California’s Housing Programs for Transition-Age Foster Youth: How Youth Fared in FY 18-19 and Strategic Issues for FY 19-20 and Beyond

Description: California has two important housing programs for transition-age youth: THPP-NMD for youth in foster care age 18 to 21 and THP-Plus for former foster youth. Together, they provide safe, affordable housing and supportive services to 4,000 current and former foster youth age 18 to 24 in California.

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for a web seminar on Thursday, October 3rd from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to learn the latest developments in these critical programs. Findings will be drawn from the 2018-19 Annual Report to be released at the time of the web seminar.

October 17, 2019


Too Big to Ignore, 10 Years Later: Youth Homelessness in California- What progress that has been made, what challenges remain and what policy changes are required?

Description: It has been 10 years since John Burton Advocates for Youth and California Coalition for Youth released the report Too Big to Ignore: Youth Homelessness in California. This important publication identified key barriers to reducing youth homelessness in California and proposed a multi-year state and federal policy agenda.

Please join John Burton Advocates on Thursday, October 17th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for the release of Too Big to Ignore: 10 Years Later. The report will explain the progress that has been made, the challenges that remain and propose a policy agenda, drawn from in-depth interviews with experts from around the state and nation.

October 28-29, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA

2019 Blueprint for Success Conference

Description: The 2019 Blueprint for Success Conference is a dynamic two-day event that includes a networking reception and workshops. The conference, sponsored by John Burton Advocates for Youth, combines meaningful engagement opportunities with in-depth workshops presented by professionals with a passion and aptitude for supporting foster youth to achieve their higher education goals.

December 12, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA

John Burton Advocates for Youth’s 15th Anniversary Gala

Description: Please join John Burton on Thursday, December 12, 2019, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of John Burton Advocates for Youth. Save the date! Event registration will be available in October.