THE FOSTER YOUTH & FIRST GEN REALITY
There are over 400,000 foster youth and 1.46 million first-generation college students 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% of foster youth will graduate from college.
Only 11% of first-generation students will graduate college.
of Foster Youth will be Unemployed or Underemployed1
Will be Unable to Pay Rent
Will be Convicted of a Crime
The three outcomes pictured above are specific to foster youth.
1Source: ( 2007) Our Children: Emancipating Foster Youth | Cities, Counties, and School Partnership
THE RTS DIFFERENCE
of Qualified Ready to Succeed Scholars are Placed in Paid Summer Internships During College
Secure Jobs 6 Months After Graduation
Say They Can Envision a Bright Future for the First Time in Their Lives
WE ARE BREAKING THE CYCLE
Ready to Succeed is a career and personal development program that provides youth impacted by foster care and low-income first-generation college students with the resources, relationships, and opportunities they need to thrive, both personally and professionally.
Learn more about us
—Uchechi Duruji, UCLA '23, Political Science, African American Studies
—Angel Rading, Loyola Marymount University '23, African American Studies, Political Science
—David Rodriguez Lopez, UC Santa Barbara '23, Mechanical Engineering
—Diana Jerez, UC Berkeley '23, Data Science & Economics
—Denise Montes, UCLA '23, Nursing
—Michael, RTS Scholar - USC '22
—Aster, RTS Scholar - CSUN '22
— Maripau, RTS Alumna - UCLA '20
—Carmen, RTS Scholar, USC ‘19
—Ashtyn, RTS Alumna - Cal Poly '18