In July, dozens of College Bound youth will get the boost they need to start the school year off on the right foot! We’ll be holding two Drive Thru Distribution Days where they will receive the tools they need to compete in college, then on August 1 we’ll be holding a virtual celebration and you’re invited!
We are here for you during these uncertain times! Our Youth Services and drop-in hours remain available throughout this unprecedented pandemic (with appropriate precautions), and we are here for every member of our community — participants, alumni, volunteers, investors, staff, and partners! We will get through this together.
The lives of foster youth have been defined by disproportionate and systemic deficits in access to resources and essential support, beginning a pattern of marginalization that becomes the norm as they move into foster care. The current conversation about race and social justice is a powerful opportunity to examine our collective responsibility to change that pattern.
Just in Time’s solution is to create a true Community for those we serve, an entire support network of resources and relationships, that every young person needs to survive and thrive. Our passionate commitment is to model, in our actions and attitudes, our Core Values that reflect the essence of the lasting change we seek.
Our new NEXTjobs initiative is equipping youth with the skills and resources that will help them succeed in the modern job market! By encouraging a skills-based, growth mindset, our youth are gaining the tools they need to excel in the evolving employment ecosystem.
“The opportunities I have discovered are invaluable and the support I have received, and am continuing to receive, is phenomenal.”
Click to learn how Isaac’s life has been evolving since he found us Just in Time!
In our FY2019 Annual Gratitude Report, we look back at an extraordinary series of accomplishments that go higher than any aspirations we could have imagined in years past. It includes impactful stories of youth-centered services, powerful volunteer engagement and visionary investments delivered in combination with growing partnerships, significant collaborations and supportive networks that nurture lasting change.
If you live in San Diego County, are between ages 18-26 and have EVER spent time in foster care, you are eligible to receive JIT services.
Volunteer with JIT
From one-day events to long-term coaching relationships, we have volunteer opportunities that fit your availability and experience!
Make an Impact
Help break the cycle of foster care by making an investment in the futures of the youth we serve. We offer many ways to give!
JIT’s mission is to engage a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being.
We envision a future in which every youth leaving the foster care system has a community of caring adults waiting for them after 18. We believe consistent, long-term help from the heart is the foundation for the success of our youth so they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives.
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By Karla Peterson, San Diego Union-Tribune When Virgo Villajin first checked out Just in Time for Foster Youth’s College Bound services, he figured he would just take the laptop and run. He figured...
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Just in Time for Foster Youth is featured on CBS 8 during Giving Tuesday Now as a recipient of the San Diego Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund; participant Stephany shares her story.
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