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Upcoming Events

Feb 29, 2024

Join JBAY every other Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to protect foster youth in the 2024-25 state budget by preventing the elimination of two vital housing support programs for current and former foster youth: The $13.7 million Housing Navigation & Maintenance Program and the $18.8 million Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) Housing Supplement.

At the time of the call, attendees can use the Zoom link below to join, no registration required. To be added to the calendar invitation and receive agendas and reminders, please e-mail Simone Tureck Lee at simone@jbay.org. Calls occur every other Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Link for Meeting Attendance

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88985032433?pwd=R0w2VnNIbmF6cTdkSERBNUViWW1wUT09

Apr 23, 2024

Save the Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) for a State Capitol reception honoring California State Senator John L. Burton (Ret.) and celebrating the 20th anniversary of John Burton Advocates for Youth.

The event will be held at the California Museum at 1020 “O” Street in Sacramento, CA . A full reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for more information as the date nears!

Past Events

Feb 15, 2024

Join JBAY every other Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to protect foster youth in the 2024-25 state budget by preventing the elimination of two vital housing support programs for current and former foster youth: The $13.7 million Housing Navigation & Maintenance Program and the $18.8 million Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) Housing Supplement.

At the time of the call, attendees can use the Zoom link below to join, no registration required. To be added to the calendar invitation and receive agendas and reminders, please e-mail Simone Tureck Lee at simone@jbay.org. Calls occur every other Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Link for Meeting Attendance

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88985032433?pwd=R0w2VnNIbmF6cTdkSERBNUViWW1wUT09

Feb 1, 2024

Join JBAY every other Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to protect foster youth in the 2024-25 state budget by preventing the elimination of two vital housing support programs for current and former foster youth: The $13.7 million Housing Navigation & Maintenance Program and the $18.8 million Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) Housing Supplement.

At the time of the call, attendees can use the Zoom link below to join, no registration required. To be added to the calendar invitation and receive agendas and reminders, please e-mail Simone Tureck Lee at simone@jbay.org. Calls occur every other Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Link for Meeting Attendance

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88985032433?pwd=R0w2VnNIbmF6cTdkSERBNUViWW1wUT09

Jan 31, 2024

Join John Burton Advocates for Youth and United Ways for California on Wednesday, January 31 from 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm for a discussion of different filing options individuals can access through MyFreeTaxes.org. JBAY Project Manager Andy Lomeli will share what youth can expect when self-filing. The event is part of United Ways of California’s Cal EITC Week, promoting valuable tax credits such as the California Earned Income Tax Credit and the California Foster Youth Tax Credit.

The discussion will take place live on Instagram. Follow JBAY at @ jbaforyouth to be notified when we go live.

Jan 18, 2024

On January 10th, the Newsom Administration proposed to eliminate two critical programs for foster youth in its proposed 2024-25 state budget. The first program provides supportive services to 1,300 former foster youth who hold a federally funded housing voucher. The provision of services is a condition of the voucher and without this funding, these young people will be at risk of homelessness. The second program would provide over 3,000 older youth in foster care with funding to pay their rent, ending the shameful practice of homelessness among current foster youth. These proposed cuts, totaling $32.5 million annually, will be debated during the budget season ahead. The final decision will be determined by the Newsom Administration in partnership with the State Senate and Assembly. Please join JBAY to learn more about these proposed cuts and what we can do to prevent them!