Upcoming Events & Trainings

May 30, 2018

Graduation Event: San Diego

JBAY San Diego Graduation Celebration

This event will be held at UC San Diego and is intended to acknowledge and celebrate current and former foster youth who are working towards or have earned an Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, or have completed a certificate program in the 2017-18 academic year. In addition to celebrating their academic achievement, a buffet luncheon will be provided, and students will receive an award and a special gift from Senator John Burton in recognition of their incredible accomplishments. Students and supporters from surrounding counties are invited to attend.

June 22, 2018

Adoptee Night: AT&T Park in San Francisco

4th Annual Adoptee Night 

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth and the San Francisco Giants on Friday June 22nd as we celebrate the Fourth Annual Adoptee Night, organized by the Mixed Root Foundation. The SF Giants will play the San Diego Padres and the game starts at 7:00 p.m. Nonprofit organizations may request up to 20 tickets each. Individuals may request up to 6 tickets.  To request tickets,  follow this LINK.

June 22, 2018


2018-2019 Burton Book Fund: Information for Colleges & Students

Since 2013, John Burton Advocates for Youth has operated the Burton Book Fund to offset the cost of textbooks for current and former foster youth in California and make college accessible to the most vulnerable students. Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth to learn about the 2018-2019 Burton Book Fund where we will provide essential information including new changes to the process. We will also release the campus applications on this day, and campus representatives and bookstore administrators will have until July 13th to submit them to participate for the 2018-2019 academic year.

August 8, 2018

Save the Date!

Burton Book Fund Fundraiser

On Wednesday, August 8th, join John Burton to raise funds for the Burton Book Fund which has provided over $1.75 million in text books to 6,600 current and former foster youth.