June 11 & 25, 2022

If you’re a student hoping to join College Bound, please click here to learn more. 

College Bound is a service offered by Just in Time for Foster Youth that gives transition age foster youth in San Diego County all the tools, resources, and connections they need to succeed in college and beyond. During our annual College Bound event in June, up to 100 youth start their college year off with everything they need to overcome the odds and achieve their academic dreams. 

College Bound is a day of community, with special speakers sharing insights on their college experiences, interactive games, a resource fair, and more. Plus, new participants gain the tangible tools they need to compete in college, including a new laptop and printer! Each youth is also paired with a volunteer coach to go on a Walmart shopping spree for school and dorm supplies. After the event ends, volunteer coaches continue to guide and support the youth throughout their college journeys — all the way to being there to cheer them on at graduation!



  • For youth who have been in foster care, only 10%  enroll in college and only 3-6% graduate.
  • Just in Time is changing these unacceptable statistics through College Bound! Since its inception in 2006, the College Bound model for success has had an extraordinary impact on enrollment and graduation outcomes for over 750 transition age youth.
  • In fact, 75% of our College Bound participants to date are still enrolled, have graduated, or are pursuing graduate studies!







Please contact our Development team at development@jitfosteryouth.org if you’d like to become a sponsor too!

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The Grant Family

The Livingston Foundation, Sandy & Ron Livingston, Brad & Susanne Livingston, RWM Home Loans

Tomlinson Foundation

Ph. D

Andrus Family Fund

Bessemer National Gift Fund 

The Century Club of San Diego

Scott A. & Elizabeth V. Christensen Charitable Foundation

Patrick & Paula Donahue & The Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Sue & Jay Lichter

Managed Solution, Jennell Mott & Sean Ferrel

Laurie McGrath

The Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation

San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund at The San Diego Foundation

Satterberg Foundation

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Vicki & Jeff Winkelman

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Alliance Healthcare Foundation

Mary Ann Blair Endowment Fund at the San Diego Foundation

Lori & Steve Buehler

Chula Vista Charitable Foundation

David C. Copley Foundation

Elizabeth N. Crane Foundation

Farrell Family Foundation

Goldberg Charitable Trust

Issa Family Foundation

Mary Ellen & Joe Jordan

The Kroha Casner Family Foundation Charitable Trust

Lily Lai Foundation

Jennifer Moores

Morgan Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Bonnie & Jim Porter

Price Philanthropies Foundation

Qualcomm Foundation

The Lawrence and Robin Rusinko Charitable Fund

Mark Schmidt

Sorkin Family Foundation

Stand Together Foundation

Kathryn Starr

David and Tina Thomas Family Charitable Fund at The San Diego Foundation

Rhona Thompson

The Tuffli Family Foundation

Wawanesa Insurance
Dowling Yahnke Wealth Advisors and Dale & Juie Yahnke

Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation

Valerie & Alex Zirpolo

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The Anderson Family Fund

Diane & David Archambault

Inez Branca Family Foundation

Sue & Dan Burgess

Kimberly & Jim Caccavo

The Maren Christensen & William Welch Fund of the Christensen Family Foundation

Dana & Dave Clark

Diane Cox & Don Wells

Cox Charities

Dee & Steve Davis

Jeanette Day & Dave Catalino

Elizabeth’s Heart Foundation

Joan & Joseph Fernandez

Pat Foley

Batta Fulkerson Law Group

Kippy Gambill

The Hill Charitable Foundation

Marc Hoffman & Sunstone Hotels

Gilbert J. Martin Foundation

MG Properties

Grace Chui-Miller & Scott Miller

Bill Murphy


Gillian & George Percy

The Rivkin Family Fund 1 at the San Diego Foundation

Kathy & Dan Roberts

Nancy & Carson Schmidt

Snodgrass Charitable Fund

Jean & Rod Stewart

Bob & Ellen Svatos Giving Fund at Catholic Community Foundation

The David and Sharon Wax Family – Mid Term Pool Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

JoAnn & Stephen Wilson

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Connie Lukeman & Nick Alston

Arch Insurance North America

Scott Arnold

Shelley & Adam Baker

Margie Beebe

Debe Berger & Steven McGowen

Beyster Family Foundation Fund IV

Burgett Family Charitable Fund

Harry and Judith Collins Foundation

Craft-DeMeules Family Fund

Day For Change

Deanna & Ted DeFrank

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club Foundation Fund

Steve Dillaway

Karen Dow Giving Account

Stephen and Lynne Doyle Family Foundation

Ellen Filteau

Suzy & Bob Freund

Cathy & Brad Geier

Goodwin Family Memorial Trust

The Gray White Family Fund

Bridget Grimes

Shannon Hagan\

Haynes Family Fund

Hokanson Family Fund at Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

HP, Inc.

Carol & Henry F. Hunte Fund at The San Diego Foundation

Alex & Nora Kaiser Charitable Gift Fund

Sandra & Bill Knowles

Anita Lorber

Lupien/Pressman Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Kevan & Mike Lyon

Joanne & Mick Marks

Jenny & Mike McClintock

Molly’s Angels

Money/Arenz Foundation, Inc.

Samuel Hans Van Mouwerik

The Nordson Corporation Foundation

Tricia & Kevin O’Boyle

Nancy Cannon-O’Connell & Tom O’Connell

Darline & Travis Pearson

Plaza Home Mortgage

Jori Potiker Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Rick & Joyce Ross Family Foundation

Judi & Jim Rower

Sapp Family Donor Advised Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

Scarano Family Foundation at The San Diego Foundation

Sue & Dave Schmeling

Dave Schulman

Jill & Wim Selders

Jill & Darrell Shrader Philanthropic Fund at Vanguard Charitable

Lisa & Jim Silverwood

Cathy & Craig Small

Nancy & Alan Spector

State Farm Enterprise Philanthropy

Steinhafel Family Foundation

Mike Stivers

Scott Szafranski

The Charter One Hundred

Judy Thompson & Mike Conner

The TIMMSTROM Family Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation

Melanie Torpey

Touchstone Golf Foundation

Anisa & Pierre Towns

Dr. Renee Wailes

Christopher Weil & Company

The Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation

Wells Fargo

Lynne & Steve Wheeler

Whittier Trust Company

Wurtzler Family Foundation

Lynn & Jim Yockey

The Zarcades Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation

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