WE ARE BREAKING THE CYCLE
RTS 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.
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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.
50% will be unemployed or underemployed.
29% will be unable to pay rent.
42% will be convicted of a crime.
* The three outcomes pictured above are specific to foster youth.
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
—Ashtyn, RTS Alumna - Cal Poly '18
—Carmen, RTS Scholar, USC ‘19
— Maripau, RTS Alumna - UCLA '20
—Aster, RTS Scholar - CSUN '22
—Michael, RTS Scholar - USC '22