RTS is a career and personal development program that provides youth impacted by foster care with the resources, relationships, and opportunities they need to thrive, both personally and professionally.
Learn more about us
THE FOSTER YOUTH REALITY
There are over 400,000 foster youth in America. Through no fault of their own, they don’t have the same access to support or opportunities that their peers do.
Only 3 percent will graduate from college.
50% will be unemployed or underemployed.
29% will be unable to pay rent.
42% will be convicted of a crime.
THE RTS DIFFERENCE
94% of our scholars are placed in paid summer internships during college
92% secure jobs 6 months post graduation
95% say they can envision a bright future for the first time in their lives
Thank you for making my college experience one of a kind. You created opportunities for me that I once thought would never come true. And within one month of graduation, you helped me get my dream job at HBO. —Ashtyn, RTS Alumna - Cal Poly '18
As a single mom attending college, I usually work just to pay the bills. But RTS is helping me gain the right type of experience through internships that will help me build a career, not just hold down a job. I know I’m on my way to creating a stable and meaningful life for me and my son. —Carmen, RTS Scholar, USC ‘19
The RTS community and mentorship means so much to me, and I don't think I could have ever done this without your support! — Maripau, RTS Alumna - UCLA '20
RTS has changed my whole trajectory of my life. They are all supportive and welcoming they're there to support you and help you get where you want to be. —Aster, RTS Scholar - CSUN '22
I am grateful for having great support networks like Ready to Succeed, whom have helped provide me with a multitude of resources to help me advance academically and professionally. —Michael, RTS Scholar - USC '22