John Burton Advocates for Youth
Texas Foster Youth Get Free College Tuition, but Nearly Half of the State’s Eligible Students Don’t Use It
Many Texans who were in foster care can access the state's tuition waiver program, but nearly half of the eligible college students don't use it.
Monthly Payments for Pregnant California Foster Youth Set to Begin in January
Starting in January, pregnant foster youth in California will get an income boost from the state to help them prepare for their new babies.
Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ COVID Relief
Pandemic assistance has been made available to California's current and former foster youth, but fraud and lack of access can prevent them from ever benefitting from the financial help.
Advocates Call on California to Provide Pandemic Cash Relief to Foster Youth
In addition to growing struggles with homelessness, foster youth are concerned about the debt they'll be left with post-pandemic.
$100 Million Investment in Housing for Homeless Youth Moving in California Legislature
Amid recent news that 1 in 4 California foster youth face homelessness after aging out of foster care, a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to invest $100 million in increasing the housing stock for this particularly vulnerable population.
State Homeless Programs Underserve California Youth, Report Says
Homelessness is a huge black eye on the face of California, and youth homelessness is an oft-overlooked aspect of the scourge, according to a new report from John Burton Advocates for Youth.
Stimulus Checks Approved for ‘Hungry and Hurting’ Californians
California will provide additional cash benefits to low-income residents battered by the pandemic — including working poor families, children and parents on welfare and undocumented immigrants who are elderly, blind or disabled.
In a First, California Foster Youth Outperform Peers in Applying for Federal College Aid
While the country plunges ever deeper into uncertainty amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, ongoing protests, and a looming high-stakes presidential election, California foster youth still see a future in academia – and they are applying in record numbers for federal help to attend college.
California Considers Extending Foster Care Supports for Youth Following Advocates’ Appeal for COVID-19 Relief
In an urgent appeal to the governor and the California state legislature on behalf of the state’s 60,000 children and young adults in foster care, a group of leading advocates is calling for sweeping new measures to ward off devastating impacts from the spread of coronavirus.