Just in Time’s College Bound
Over 60 transition age foster youth who have overcome the odds to head for college will have the opportunity to start their journey with help and support from Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) through its College Bound service. College Bound provides young people with everything they need to succeed in all aspects of their college experiences, including school supplies, electronics, household items and a community to provide ongoing support. JIT will host the College Bound kick-off “pep rally” at the San Diego Central Library on Saturday, June 15, 2019 with the College Bound Awards following on Saturday, June 29, 2019. During this “JIT University” collegiate-themed event, first-time College Bound participants will receive a laptop and printer as well as significant information to navigate their upcoming college experience. Each participant also goes on a shopping spree with the help from a volunteer coach, who will support them through their entire college journey to make sure they have all the essentials they need to help them thrive in school – all the way to attending graduation. Over the two days, College Bound gives transition age foster youth the platform to make new friends, gain confidence to thrive, learn about other JIT services and create a network of support lasting for years to come. JIT is a nonprofit that engages a caring community to help transition age foster youth, ages 18-26, achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. The intention of College Bound is to exceed the level of support provided by essential school supplies and further encourage participants to gain a sense of belonging and help them understand that they have the talent to compete with their peers in all aspects of the college experience. This service provides resources to help former foster youth experience a successful and more comfortable transition into college. To learn more about College Bound, opportunities to invest and how to volunteer, please visit www.jitfosteryouth.org.