Empowering Transition Age Foster Youth To Become Confident, Capable, and Connected.
Just in Time for Foster Youth’s mission is to engage a caring community to help transition-age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being after age 18. Just in Time believes that consistent, long-term help from the heart is the foundation for the success of our youth so they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives.
Through mentors like Diane Archambault, Just in Time is able to build connections that impact the lives of foster youths on many levels. The programs are important, but when you put the program with mentors, there is a higher success rate for these youths in becoming independent and productive members of society.
10 Things About Diane Archambault & Just in Time for Foster Youth
#1 I grew up in San Diego. My husband and I have two children – our son Nick, his wife Rachel and their son Peter, and our daughter Alexi.
#2 I’m a glee kid at heart. I performed in my high school plays and musicals.
#3 Right out of college I began working in retail sales at Ducks and Company.
#4 Buona Forchetta in South Park is my favorite restaurant.
#5 I would love to have lunch with Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa.
#6 My favorite book is.
#7 I am a dog person. We have two King Charles Spaniels named Buck and Tucker but have had numerous dogs throughout my lifetime.
#8 My father once told me the best thing you can leave your children is your good name. Material things come and go but your name stays with you forever.
#9 My parents were extremely philanthropic. They encouraged myself and my sisters to incorporate philanthropy into our daily lives whenever possible.
#10 I mentor a young woman who at the time was attending Duke University working on a master’s degree. As a requirement, she had to do an internship to graduate. Delighted to be offered an opportunity to do this internship in Washington DC, her fear was how to pay for the three months of housing while living there. Fortunately, I had a friend who lived in DC who offered to let this student stay with her family all three months for free! At the end of the internship, I asked the student what she had learned, she replied “what a real family looks like”! I was so stunned and quite emotional at her response. I was asking what she had learned from, not realizing the unintended gift that living with this lovely family became for her. This is why connections are so important to our youth.