Upcoming Events & Trainings

October 1, 2019


Take the 2019-2020 California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge 

Description: The California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge is a statewide campaign to increase the number of foster youth who are prepared for success as they matriculate from high school into college by ensuring that foster youth are accessing financial aid. Efforts are led by county-based Foster Youth Services Coordinating programs in collaboration with local partners including school districts, community-based organizations, child welfare agencies, Independent Living Programs, and local colleges. Join John Burton Advocates for Youth on October 1, 2019 as we kick-off the third year of the California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge!

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.