ASHLEY MACKIN-SOLOMON, La Jolla Light
For her longtime support and co-founding of the Just in Time for Foster Youth charity, La Jolla resident Jeanette Day has been named “Wonder Woman” for this year’s Walk the Talk Gala (the organization’s top honor). The gala will take place Saturday, March 23 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.
The theme is “A Community of Heroes,” and the “Fantastic Four” to be honored alongside Day are Kevan Lyon, Kathy Roberts, Joanne Marks and Susanne Livingston.
Founded in 2003, Just in Time for Foster Youth provides support programs for those 18-year-olds transitioned out of foster care.
“Jeanette has always been an advocate for the rights and well-being of young people who haven’t had the benefit of a caring family,” said Just in Time executive director Don Wells. “Her sensibility is the basis for Just in Time’s mission and success.”
He added that as a social worker for 13 years and child advocacy attorney of 25 years, Day has “witnessed a tragic transition that most people didn’t even know existed — foster youth leaving the Juvenile Court system without essential family support.” And she did something about it…