LASTING IMPACT

A BOOK BY
JUST IN TIME

100K COMMUNITY

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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

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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.

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by | Mar 4, 2020 | YOUTH STORIES

Marquita’s entire life changed in third grade when she was taken away during school and placed into the foster care system.

In her 11 years in care, she was initially separated from her sister, Makayla, and bounced around between six different homes. In 2012, she was kicked out of her final foster home, facing homelessness for a year before finding a place for her and Makayla to stay. Around that same time, a friend recommended Just in Time to her.

Marquita came to the JIT office, at first shy to ask for assistance, but soon found much more than help; she found a supportive family! After engaging in several JIT services, Marquita built up the confidence to attain a goal she feared may never be possible due to her dyslexia: getting her driver’s license. She signed up for Changing Lanes and was paired with a volunteer coach who worked with her. “When I was practicing for my test, it took a little bit longer to even just learn left from right when turning,” she recalled. “It really gave me anxiety but my instructor was very helpful and patient.”

The first time Marquita took her driver’s test, she failed by one point. But this didn’t discourage her from trying again. She passed her second test with flying colors, not missing a single point, and got her license the day before her 21st birthday. Since then, she’s even gotten her own car with the help of JIT!

“I always had a fear of driving until Just in Time gave me the courage and spirit to keep going,” said Marquita. “They just want to see me move forward and grow. My confidence in who I am has increased. If you knew me before, you probably wouldn’t even recognize me!”

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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

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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.

 

 

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