College Bound

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College Bound

 
 
 
 
 

If you are in need of a laptop, printer, school supplies, or someone to provide an encouraging voice for your college career, apply for our Annual College Bound award and join the fun!

Application Guidelines:

1. A former foster youth (AB12 youth also) between 18 – 26 years old or in their senior year of high school.

2. Enrolled at least part-time 6 units at a four-year/two-year college for Summer/Fall

3. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for high school graduate or continuing student

4. Attached all required documents under “attachments” on College Bound application.

Submit a complete College Bound application on time no later than May 1, 2017.

 

If you are a high school senior graduating in 2017 and will be attending a community college or four year university you can APPLY!

Questions?

Contact Felicia Reyes
Phone: 619-677-3484
Email: Felicia@JITfosteryouth.org

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How It Works

Application. To qualify for College Bound, a former foster youth must:

a) Be enrolled in a two-year or four-year college program

b) Through a JIT Login complete a College Bound Application

c) Submit a written essay answering ALL questions below (1 page, 12-point font, Times New Roman, standard paragraphing)

1. What are your educational and career goals and what steps are you taking to reach them?

2. What challenge(s) have you overcome in the pursuit of your educational and career goals and what have you learned in

overcoming these challenges?

3. What possible challenges/obstacles do you foresee in your educational goals? How are you equipped to deal with them?

d. Attach the following documents to your application

1. Above essay

2. Transcripts (for high school graduate OR continuing student)

3. Current class schedule

4. FASFA completion form


Program staff review the applications to ensure they are complete and then distributes them to members of the selection committee, who independently rate each application and make the final award decision. Based on the recipients’ equipment requests, the program staff determine the specific resources to be provided.

Participation in Other JIT Programs. Awardees are given an overview of all JIT programs and commit to participate in the Financial Fitness program and the resources of JIT Coaches. We monitor youth progress through formal and informal methods.

Evaluation. Follow-up information is solicited from each College Bound youth annually via an online survey.

Award Process. Awards are based on: Timely and complete applications (which includes completing the required essay using the format guideline provided).

Luncheon:

  • Date: June 3, 2017

Time: 10AM – 1:00PM

Award:

  • Date: June 17, 2017

Time: 10AM – 3:00PM

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is College Bound?

College Bound is Just In Time’s award to 1st year or returning college students. Participants can be awarded with a laptop, printer, and also a stipend to go shopping for school supplies. Another feature of College Bound is the opportunity to build relationships and connections with coaches that can offer assistance during a participants transition into college.

When does College Bound take place?

College Bound is a two-day event and participants that are awarded must attend both dates in order to be eligible to receive College Bound. College Bound is usually held the first and third Saturday in June and this year will be held on June 4th, 2016 and June 18th, 2016. However please see program coordinator for specific dates and times.

How do I know if I am eligible to receive College Bound?

To be eligible to receive College Bound participants must be former foster youth between the ages of 17-26. AB12 youth can also apply. Enrolled at least part-time 6 units at a four-year/two-year college for Summer/FallC. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for high school graduate or continuing student. Attached all required documents under “attachments” on College Bound application. Submit a complete College Bound application on time no later than (TBD)

If you are a high school senior graduating in and will be attending a community college or four-year university you can APPLY!

When is the deadline to apply?

2018 Application deadline is May 1, 2018.

When will I hear if I have been awarded College Bound?

A Program Coordinator will contact you by May 1

Impact

Just in Time’s impact comes from a Theory of Change based on more than a decade of hands-on experience and our research-based approach to developing services that “move the needle” for the youth we serve.

 

One major driver of durable impact is helping young people define and become invested in their own self-sufficiency and path to success by attaining the education needed to support their aspirations.

Historically, while 70% of former foster youth aspire to go to college, only 10% attend college, and only 1-3% actually graduate.

The impact of College Bound on this statistics has significantly increased over the past ten years as JIT has continued to refine the program. In fact, JIT College Bound 2015 class had the most youth participants in its 13-year history.

Below is a chronological breakdown of participant success rates and outcomes in three groups that reflect the key phases of the program’s evolution: 

2006-2008, 54 total participants:

Represents the earliest stages of College Bound when the numbers were smaller and the emphasis was on education resources for students entering College, with less capacity to drive graduation rates.  There are currently 24 College graduates in this cohort, with 8 going on to graduate school. 

2009-2011, 154 total participants:

These were transition years of greater outreach and the beginning of an increased focus on graduation rates and lasting connections. There are 62 graduates in this cohort, with another 41 still enrolled. 

2012-2015, 230 total participants:

Represents the latest College Bound cohorts that have the full benefit of a relationship driven model of support with outcomes based on enrollment rather than graduation rates for students who haven’t had the time to reach that level. There are already 22 graduates in this cohort.

Collectively, this means College Bound has served 438 transitioning youth, with 70% either graduated or still enrolled in school.  That now includes 108 college graduates, up from 65 a year ago.

In fact, College Bound has been so successful that JIT launched our Master Your Dreams initiative in 2014 that supplies financial assistance to those who are going on the graduate school.

The impact of College Bound is clear, measurable and extraordinary.

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Partners

Just In Time is Proud to have these College Bound Sponsors:

Alliance Healthcare Foundation

Harry and Judith Collins Foundation

Elizabeth N. Crane Foundation at The San Diego Foundation

Farrell Family Foundation

Gertrude A. Jockusch Trust in honor of Kathryn Vaughn and Barbara Rothweiler

Charlie Joyce and Otis Eastern Services, Inc.

Keesler Chavez Fund at The San Diego Foundation

Lily Lai Foundation

Livingston Family Foundation

The Moxie Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Sheila and Dick Murphy

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Sorkin Family Foundation

Rhona & Richard Thompson

College Bound

College Bound Luncheon 2017 – June 3, 2017

College Bound Awards – June 17, 2017

JIT Scholarships

Master Your Dream Scholarship (Graduate College)
Learning To Succeed Program (Undergrad / Graduate College)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Bound 2017 Recap

 

“Thank you so much for making College Bound such an awesome program! College Bound is a big motivation to keep me pushing to succeed against all odds. Because of your generosity, I have the opportunity to be successful. Thank you for giving me a chance to continue to do what statistics said most won’t.”
~2017 CB Participant

“I would like to thank you for sponsoring myself and the other participants. I can let you know that this has been a tremendous help and relief of stress due to the programs offered by the program, funded by you and others. I was in quite a tough spot as I was referred to this program, but getting connected with them has been such a great and kind gesture.”
~2017 CB Participant

“Thank you so much for your generosity. It means the world to have someone care about me. Thank you because the opportunity you lend me and anybody else who wants to pursue a higher education is just the most amazing thing anybody can have. I want to pursue a higher education and I am attending SDSU at the moment, my degree is Computer Science. So as a thankful student, I want to say that you have filled the spot my parents couldn’t. Thank you for helping me through the tough times when I had no one to lean on.”
~2017 CB Participant

“I appreciate everything that you have done for me and the way you endlessly assist me in thriving! I made it through my first year of life at the university without dropping out or becoming homeless thanks to Just in Time. I appreciate every aspect of College Bound from the breakfast to the volunteers, to the bonding, to the activities, to the pictures and smiles and laughs and so much more.”
~2017 CB Participant

 

Thank You To Our Major Investors

Alliance Healthcare Foundation

Harry and Judith Collins Foundation

Elizabeth N. Crane Foundation at The San Diego Foundation

Farrell Family Foundation

Gertrude A. Jockusch Trust in honor of Kathryn Vaughn and Barbara Rothweiler

Charlie Joyce and Otis Eastern Services, Inc.

Keesler Chavez Fund at The San Diego Foundation

Lily Lai Foundation

Livingston Family Foundation

The Moxie Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Sheila and Dick Murphy

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Sorkin Family Foundation
Rhona & Richard Thompson