LASTING IMPACT

A BOOK BY
JUST IN TIME

100K COMMUNITY

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

STAFF

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

ANNUAL REPORT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INVESTORS & SPONSORS

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

FINANCIALS

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

FAQS

LASTING IMPACT

NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOK

100K COMMUNITY

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

STAFF

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INVESTORS & SPONSORS

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

FINANCIALS

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

ANNUAL REPORT

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

FAQS

LASTING IMPACT

NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOK

100K COMMUNITY

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

STAFF

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INVESTORS & SPONSORS

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

FINANCIALS

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

ANNUAL REPORT

Reshae and Brittany at JIT Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

FAQS

VIEW FAMILY
PHOTO ALBUMS

EMERGENCY NEEDS & STABLE HOUSING
RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION
ESSENTIAL EDUCATION
MEANINGFUL EMPLOYMENT
FINANCIAL LITERACY
HEALTHY PRACTICES & WELLBEING

Welcome to JIT!

We're excited to meet you! More than half our staff are former foster youth, many of us have participated in JIT’s services. We understand first-hand the challenges that each of us face on our path to self-sufficiency. And we are proof that having essential resources and consistent relationships with caring adults can have a lasting positive impact. Reliable, Responsive Real– JIT peers, coaches and staff share a common commitment to empowering you. Welcome to YOUR new community.

Leveraging Strengths for Professional Success

Michael loves people and networking, so when Pathways to Financial Power appeared on his radar, he was excited to join. “I’m a business and accounting major, so I know the math side, but Pathways...

Mastering Doubt

YOUTH STORIES
Entering foster care at the age of twelve, Ana experienced seven different placements in three years. “I always remember sitting in foster homes thinking, ‘When I get out of here and have control...

A Path To Wellness

In 2022, when Kory left Pittsburgh for San Diego, he was leaving behind more than his hometown; he was leaving behind a dark period of uncertainty and betting on a better life. Having survived...

Mind Over Money

When Monique joined Financial Fitness, she knew her relationship with money “wasn’t great.” Her bank account reflected this - bouncing up and down with her mood swings. “If I had a lump sum of cash...

JIT Steps in so Youth Don’t Feel Isolated During Pandemic

by | Dec 11, 2020 | IN THE NEWS, YOUTH STORIES

Pandemic brings more isolation to San Diego’s foster youth

 By Rachel Biano, KGTV

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) — Growing up in foster care can be lonely enough and the holidays and the pandemic can make life feel even more isolating.

Shatayja Beck knows that feeling all too well.

“I didn’t know where I was going to go. I thought I was going to be there forever, and then finally somebody told me about SPA, and it just sounded like the best place, really I was like sign me up,” said Beck.

Shatayja lived in the honor’s house and played just about every sport offered. She graduated from SPA in 2017.

“When I was younger, I didn’t even think I was really going to make it to college, I was like high school and, that’s it,” said Shatayja.

Not only did she graduate high school, but she says she also had several college scholarship options. Currently, she’s a student at Grossmont College. Her passion is photography and she works as a security guard.

“When I went to SPA, I felt like I could be myself, and I found out who I really was, how I wanted to dress. and how I wanted to be,” said Shatayja.

Perhaps, just as frightening as entering the foster system is leaving it.

“There is the experience of, ‘good luck, you’ve turned 18.’ The system is no longer responsible. We hope that you learn everything that you’ve needed to to make this transition successful,” said Simone Hidds-Monroe.

Hidds-Monroe knows that feeling all too well. She graduated from SPA in 2009.

She and her three siblings entered foster care after their mom died. They stayed together, and all graduated from the academy.

“There is such a relief when you meet another former foster youth. It’s like this unspoken connection that you really understand,” said Hidds-Monroe, who is now the associate director of youth services for Just in Time for Foster Youth…

Continue Reading:

https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/pandemic-brings-more-isolation-to-san-diegos-foster-youth 

 

Read More

Latest Youth Stories

Leveraging Strengths for Professional Success

Leveraging Strengths for Professional Success

Michael loves people and networking, so when Pathways to Financial Power appeared on his radar, he was excited to join.   “I’m a business and accounting major, so I know the math side, but Pathways seemed like a chance to get into the Business World, network, and...

Mastering Doubt

Mastering Doubt

Entering foster care at the age of twelve, Ana experienced seven different placements in three years.   “I always remember sitting in foster homes thinking, ‘When I get out of here and have control over my life, I want to do something with myself.’ I knew the key was...

A Path To Wellness

A Path To Wellness

In 2022, when Kory left Pittsburgh for San Diego, he was leaving behind more than his hometown; he was leaving behind a dark period of uncertainty and betting on a better life. Having survived foster care, Korey found himself overwhelmed by anxiety and stress and...

Be Inspired & Stay Engaged!

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive our latest updates and powerful stories of resilience.

Thank you! You have successfully subscribed.

Be Inspired & Stay Engaged!

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive our latest updates and powerful stories of resilience.

Thank you! You have successfully subscribed.

Be Inspired & Stay Engaged!

 

Co-authored by Just in Time staff with lived experience, this book is sparking the nationwide conversation around a new, youth-led mental model for young people leaving foster care.

 

 

Thank you! You have successfully subscribed.