The Power of Policy Change

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John Burton Advocates for Youth

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(415) 348-0011
Executive Director: Amy Lemley


John Burton Advocates for Youth improves the quality of life for youth in California who have been in foster care or homeless by advocating for better laws, training communities to strengthen local practices and conducting research to inform policy solutions.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

JBAY is an organization that truly cares about young people and believes in their success. The organization is not afraid to stand up for, and battle for, necessary systematic policy change that directly affects the lives of the most vulnerable. From housing to education to quality of foster care, you can count on a member of the team to provide you with the resources specific to your need. The best part of JBAY is that they partner with young people to capture the real need, making life easier in a tough world.
Alexis Barries
Former foster youth

Help Foster Youth Thrive

Help JBAY improve the quality of life for youth in California who have been in foster care or homeless by advocating for better laws, training communities to strengthen local practices and conducting research to inform policy solutions.

Key Supporters

Melanie and Larry Blum
Kimiko Burton and Stephen Reynolds
Art Carter
Jeffrey and Marcy Krinsk
Donna and Greg Lucas
George and Judy Marcus
Rick Mariano and Katherine Feinstein
Marc and Nicole Scholvinck
Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation
Diane Wilsey
Tahbazof Family Foundation
Tipping Point Community
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Walter S. Johnson Foundation
Stuart Foundation
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Ernest Gallo Foundation
College Futures Foundation
Pritzker Foster Care Initiative
Ticket to Dream Foundation
Help for Children
Pinpoint Foundation