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Youth Stories

Just in Time has mobilized hundreds of volunteers and peers who now support hundreds of transition age foster youth in San Diego as an extended family, creating a sense of belonging and commitment. Our community-based model empowers grassroots efforts allowing youth to be positively impacted almost immediately. Here are just a few stories!

Licensed to Thrive

Licensed to Thrive

Marquita’s entire life changed in third grade when she was taken away during school and placed into the foster care system. In her 11 years in care, she was...

Conquering College and the Future

Conquering College and the Future

As a child, Samantha spent nine years in the foster care system before the court appointed her grandmother as the legal guardian of her and her four siblings. Growing up, she witnessed high crime in...

Securing the Support to Rise Up

Securing the Support to Rise Up

Jasmine’s experience in the foster care system began around age 8. Her parents often found themselves in trouble with the law, which led to her mother being incarcerated, her father disappearing...