Beyond the Safety Net: Findings from an Initiative to Transform Housing Providers into College Success Programs

In 2017, John Burton Advocates for Youth launched Beyond the Safety Net, a two-year initiative to transform housing providers into college success programs. A cohort of 37 programs serving 1,796 current and former foster youth and homeless youth worked toward goals based on a core practice model to improve their capacity to support youth with enrolling, attending and completing post-secondary education. This webinar shared lessons learned from the two-year endeavor and implications for the future.