Upcoming Events & Trainings

March 26, 2019


SB 568: Reducing Homelessness Among California’s College Students

Description: This webinar will discuss SB 568, a proposal introduced by Senator Portantino and Senator Roth to address the mounting crisis of homelessness among college students. The bill will establish housing resources within the Community College, CSU Chancellor’s Offices, and UC Office of the President, and require campuses that receive funding to implement measures to maximize the financial aid received by homeless students and their linkage to community-based housing resources.

April 1-2, 2019

Conference: Sacramento

Foster Youth Educational Summit

Description: The 2019 California Foster Youth Education Summit will be a time to focus on the impact of trauma on our students in foster care and the systems that serve them. It is also a time to showcase the incredible resiliency of our students and the pathway to academic and educational success. Understanding the impact of trauma and the ways to respond to it are integral to student success. This year’s Summit will enable all stakeholders to learn from each other, from our students in foster care and foster care alumni.

  • College and Career Options for Foster Youth with Disabilities


    Debbie Raucher, Project Director at John Burton Advocates for Youth

    Disabilities are too often viewed as obstacles to success beyond high school but that doesn’t have to be true. By helping foster youth access appropriate disability services and supports, most can pursue post-secondary education and move into satisfying careers. We will explain career education pathways and how to access the disability support programs available in the community colleges. You will also learn about the services available from the Department of Rehabilitation and you will leave with a menu of clear options for foster youth with disabilities.

May 2019

Locations: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego

JBAY Annual Graduation Celebration Event

Description: Each year, JBAY hosts graduation celebration events to honor the academic achievements of current and former foster youth attending college. Please join us in acknowledging and celebrating current and former foster youth who are working toward or have earned an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, or have completed a certificate program. JBAY will be hosting events in three locations across the state.

Due to capacity, only graduating students will be honored at the LA event.

October 28-29, 2019

Location: Los Angeles

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.