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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!

When Wrong Is Right

When Wrong Is Right

What wonderful news to share about Kevin Caulfield! Kevin, a former Just in Time for Foster Youth participant, produced this short film about challenges he faced before entering foster care with his...

Spotlight on Joseph

Spotlight on Joseph

Joseph had a double challenge upon leaving the foster care system after 13 years. He struggled along with his peers to find his way without the support he needed to navigate life’s obstacles and he...

Spotlight on Belen

Spotlight on Belen

In 2015, Belen had only one motivation—to get her license and buy a car by managing and handling her money as effectively as possible. She had been practicing driving since 2010, but didn’t have the...

Spotlight on Danielle

Spotlight on Danielle

At first Danielle was slightly skeptical about joining Just in Time but she was unhappy with her current job and decided to jump in and possibly find a better one. “I didn’t know what to do for job...