to elevate young men ages 18-26 as they transition out of foster-care and into independence and adulthood.
A Unique Opportunity
Participants are supported by a team of volunteer coaches and former foster youth staff who are ready to turn struggles into successes and challenges into triumphs.
Youth will harness a way of thinking, a way of life, and an attitude shift that will attract growth in their personal, professional, and social life.
Bridges to Success provides personalized bridges to a community of support and the tools and resources young men need to thrive.
Over a 10-month period, young men ages 18-26 will boost their personal and professional skills through connections with a network of male leaders, like minded peers and the greater Just in Time community.
Workshops focus on topics such as: personal branding, networking, money management and more!
All participants should be going to to school, working or both and are required to honor a commitment for consistent participation.
Bridges to Success is designed to provide personalized “bridges” to a community of support, providing the tools and resources young men can thrive.
- Identify SMART goals in the areas of employment, education, relationships and other objectives that lead to self-sufficiency and well-being
- Learn the importance of strong, positive relationships in your personal and professional life
- Experience team and confidence-building activities such as social outings, surfing, sailing, kayaking and hiking
- Gain needed tools to become a leader in the community
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.
During the course of the year, young men transitioning from foster care make the commitment to ongoing monthly gatherings and smaller group team meetings to work on achieving designated SMART goals.
As trust grows in this “environment of success” so does the development of translatable skill sets; knowledge of the most effective methods to acquire meaningful employment and access essential resources to confidently navigate the workplace.
Participate in 2019
Are you a young man age 18-26 looking to boost your personal and professional skills? Contact Omar at 619-677-2122 or Omar@JITfosteryouth.org to find out if you qualify and to get a password.
Coach a Youth
Do you want to become part of our caring community of volunteer champions? You can support a young man as he works toward his goals, overcomes obstacles and becomes Confident, Capable and Connected. No experience necessary – just a willingness to help.
The cost for this 10-month service is about $2,000 per participant. This includes materials and meals at each meeting, transportation, stipends and the celebratory event “Rites of Passage”.
Bridges to Success Major Investors
Elizabeth N. Crane Foundation
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Carlsbad-Laguna-Temecula Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
San Diego Social Venture Partners
Tina & David Thomas
The Rivers Foundation
Gilbert J. Martin Foundation
Helmstetter Family Foundation
Youth Philanthropy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation