Upcoming Events & Trainings

November 12, 2019

Webinar Series

Completing the FAFSA for Homeless Youth

Description: Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for part two of our “how-to” webinars to assist those working with homeless youth to successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It will review the FAFSA, page by page, including detailed instructions on how eligible youth can qualify as independent students for the purposes of financial aid. Presenters will also provide information on key steps to take after the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application is completed to access maximum financial aid!

November 13, 2019


Pipeline to Success: Supporting California Foster Youth from High School to Community College

Description: While many promising changes to policy and practice have been put in place in recent years to support foster youth college success, little empirical evidence has been available to help us understand which approaches are most effective. A new report from Educational Results Partnership and California College Pathways reviewed data from foster youth both within K-12 and community college systems in order to identify factors having the greatest impact on college GPA and unit completion. This webinar will review the report findings along with the recommendations that emerged for how foster youth can be best supported to achieve their educational goals.

November 21, 2019


Informational Webinar on The Reproductive & Sexual Health Learning Community for STRTPs & Transitioning Group Homes

Description: John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY), in partnership with the Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project (LA RHEP) is convening a statewide community of practice of STRTPs related to sexual & reproductive health of youth in care. This project follows the passage of the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (Senate Bill 89, 2017). This webinar is for organizations interested in partnering with JBAY to advance the health of children and youth in care and deepening your organizational practices and to discuss what participation involves.

December 5, 2019


SB 89 Implementation in the Bay Area: What can We Learn as a State?

Description: Please join JBAY on December 5 for the publication of a policy brief and a webinar that will discuss the current status of SB 89 implementation in the Bay Area and identify best practices and obstacles to implementation to inform statewide learning.

December 11, 2019


Set Up for Success: Supporting Foster Youth College Transition

Description: This webinar will provide strategies and best practices for ensuring that foster youth can successfully transition into post-secondary education and attain their educational goals. Panelists will discuss how to set up foster youth for success before they transition to a post-secondary setting. In addition, this webinar will focus on approaches to encouraging college attendance, breaking down the college acceptance and financial aid processes and how to ensure that foster youth are linked to the range of supports available at college. Finally, panelists will point you to online resources that can be used to support youth through the planning, application, and matriculation processes, including information about how to assist youth to enroll in industry-recognized certificate programs in hundreds of vocational programs available across the state.

December 12, 2019

Location: Fairmont Hotel – San Francisco, CA

John Burton Advocates for Youth’s 15th Anniversary Gala

Description: Please join us as we pay tribute to the spirit and determination of our foster youth who are striving daily to better themselves through education.

6:00 PM – Reception   7:00 PM – Dinner and Program

Featuring the SFJAZZ High School Allstars