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Sep, 19 2022
We know that a college degree opens a lot of doors for foster youth. Yet many young people in foster care do not view it...
Sep, 2 2022
For many foster youth, the path to higher education is like navigating a completely foreign language. Thanks to JBAY, Allyson Olivas has become more fluent...
Aug, 25 2022
John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) is committed first and foremost to policy change. We work every day to improve policies for youth who have...
Aug, 19 2022
Each year, John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) issues over a dozen policy reports and research briefs: we’re committed to getting the facts right. But...
Aug, 16 2022
For incoming board president John Garcia, the mission of John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) is personal. As a boy growing up in Oakland, his...
Jul, 28 2022
Imani Gordon is a student at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill in Contra Costa County. He recently received $200 from the Burton Critical Needs...
Jul, 22 2022
On July 1st over 2,000 former foster youth in California received some unexpected, good news: they’re eligible for an extra 12 months of safe, affordable...
Jul, 15 2022
Campus support programs make a huge difference in helping foster youth stay afloat and succeed in college. JBAY Youth Advocate Karen Lopez can attest to...
Jun, 22 2022
Maria Rocha is a student at Los Angeles City College. She recently received $120 from the Burton Critical Needs and Opportunity Fund to help her...