Just in Time for Foster Youth hosted Chelsea Clinton (far right) for its Coach Approach session. Photo courtesy of Just in Time for Foster Youth

Just in Time for Foster Youth hosted Chelsea Clinton (far right) for its Coach Approach session. Photo courtesy of Just in Time for Foster Youth

Just in Time for Foster Youth in partnership with the Clinton Foundation and The San Diego Foundation, hosted Chelsea Clinton recently, during one of JIT’s mentoring program sessions, “Coach Approach,” where Clinton spoke with JIT and transitioning foster youth. Clinton met with transition-age foster youth at JIT to hear about their goals, learn about their experience in the foster care system and continue the discussion about issues in child welfare and help spread awareness.

In Spring of 2017, JIT joined the initial phase of a three-year project, called “Strong Families, Thriving Communities,” in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, HHSA and The San Diego Foundation, to advance the quality of life and change outcomes for all children and families in San Diego county. JIT continues to provide unique programs and services and engage a caring community to help transition-age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being.

Coach Approach is a groundbreaking program provided by JIT that uses an approach based on the belief that every individual is creative, resourceful and whole. The role of the coach is to set aside his/her own opinions, seek understanding with active listening and ask powerful questions that can lead to transformational change among transition-age foster youth.