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Chelsea Clinton Visits Grantville

Mar 08, 2019 | IN THE NEWS, VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY PARTNER STORIES

Chelsea Clinton Visits Grantville

Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT), in partnership with the Clinton Foundation and The San Diego Foundation, hosted Chelsea Clinton on Thursday, Feb. 7, at their Grantville location during one of JIT’s mentoring program sessions called Coach Approach, where she spoke with JIT and transitioning foster youth. Clinton met with transition-age foster youth at JIT to hear about their goals, learn about their experience in the foster care system, continue the discussion about issues in child welfare and help spread awareness.

In spring of 2017, JIT joined the initial phase of a three-year project, called Strong Families, Thriving Communities, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, HHSA and The San Diego Foundation, to advance the quality of life and change outcomes for all children and families in San Diego County. JIT continues to provide unique programs and services and engage a caring community to help transition-age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. Coach Approach is a groundbreaking program provided by JIT that uses an approach based on the belief that every individual is creative, resourceful and whole, and that it is the role of the coach to start by setting aside his/her own opinions, seek understanding with active listening, and then ask powerful questions that can lead to transformational change among transition-age foster youth.

For more information about Just in Time for Foster Youth programs, visit jitfosteryouth.org.

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