Post-Secondary Education Training Series

April 13, 2017

Financial Aid & Foster Youth, Part II: After the FAFSA

This web seminar featured Yvonne Borrego with UC San Diego, Ernesto Nery with Merritt College and Simone Tureck with John Burton Advocates for Youth. Attendees learned about all of the steps that take place after the FAFSA is submitted, as well as how to support youth in maintaining their financial aid, specifically discussing Satisfactory Academic Progress and preventing and managing student debt.

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March 9, 2017

On-Campus Support & Resources for Foster Youth in College

This web seminar featured Deborah Pruitt with John Burton Advocates for Youth, Jessica Smith, the Statewide FYSI Liaison with the Foundation for California Community Colleges; Kalynda Webber McLean, Dean of Student Success at Pierce College; and Kizzy Lopez, the Renaissance Scholars Program with CSU Fresno. Attendees learned about the support and resources available to current and former foster youth on college campuses, including the various types of campus support programs, priority enrollment, student housing, tutoring, counseling and mentoring.

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February 9, 2017

How to Help Foster Youth Avoid the Remediation Trap & Achieve College Success

This web seminar featured Jessica Petrass with John Burton Advocates for Youth, Dr. Katie Hern with Chabot College and the California Acceleration Project, and Ken Sorey with Educational Results Partnership. Attendees learned about the college matriculation process, how to assist youth with avoiding unnecessary placement in remediation, and some promising practices for addressing remediation needs. This was the fourth webinar in a 7-part series intended to improve THP-Plus and THP+FC providers’ capacity to support current and prospective college students in their programs. 

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January 12, 2017

Beyond Case Management: The Essentials of Academic Coaching

This web seminar featured Christina Nicholson with Whole Person Learning, Shanina Shumate with Beyond Emancipation and Simone Tureck with John Burton Advocates for Youth. Attendees learned about the essential case management components for working with youth attending college. This was the third webinar in a 7-part series intended to improve THP-Plus and THP+FC providers’ capacity to support current and prospective college students in their programs.  

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November 11, 2016

Collaboratives Supporting Foster Youth to & through College

This web seminar featured Sara Goldware with Beyond Emancipation, Marie Hughes with Family Care Network, and Gabrielle Ridley with Orange Coast College. They presented about existing collaboratives focused on improving post-secondary education accessibility, opportunity and outcomes for current and former foster youth in their respective communities, Alameda County, San Luis Obispo County and Orange County. This was the second webinar in a 7-part series intended to improve THP-Plus and THP+FC providers’ capacity to support current and prospective college students in their programs. 

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October 13, 2016

Financial Aid & Foster Youth, Part 1: Completing the FAFSA

This web seminar featured Marisol Ramirez, Financial Aid Technician and Guardian Scholars Coordinator at Pierce College and Simone Tureck of the John Burton Foundation. The goal of this web seminar was to familiarize attendees with the various types of financial aid current and former foster youth may be eligible for, share what typical award packages consist of, and instruct attendees on how to assist current and former foster youth with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This was the first webinar in a 7-part series intended to improve THP-Plus and THP+FC providers’ capacity to support current and prospective college students in their programs. 

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July 14, 2016

Info Session: THP-Plus/THP+FC Post-Secondary Education Training Series

The John Burton Foundation shared information about the THP-Plus/THP+FC Post-Secondary Education Training Series, a new opportunity for providers to enhance their capacity to support current and prospective college students in their programs. Also discussed were county policies on accepting out-of-county youth in their THP-Plus programs, and timely state policy developments, including the 2016-17 state budget.

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