Our Approach

We work with our scholars from freshman year through graduation and full-time employment, providing comprehensive services to enable them to experience the campus to the fullest and achieve their goals of academic excellence and self-sufficiency.

As a result of this commitment, RTS Scholars graduate from college at a rate 10 times greater than foster youth nationwide and are far more likely to secure full-time employment. For them, what was once unimaginable is now a reality.

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When foster youth age out of the system, they are left with no backup services to ease them into adulthood. We leverage our robust network of partners to provide access to much needed mental health and housing resources. Our advocates – dedicated career coaches and advisors – work directly with our scholars to support their personal and professional growth.

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Relationships are critical to success, especially for those whose past relationships have been inconsistent at best. We make the right introductions so that scholars can build their networks and gain social capital. Throughout their time in the program, RTS Scholars will add a minimum of 20 professionals to their networks.

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RTS opens doors to internships and entry-level job opportunities at some of the most sought-after and prestigious workplaces. We also offer a variety of career-honing services, including career exploration, career development, and career training so that our scholars are competitive in the workforce.

Our Program

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New scholars are paired with career and personal coaches and are armed with a job-search toolkit

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Scholars receive communications coaching and introductions to major players in their industry of choice

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RTS Coaches help Scholars create an Individual Career Plan and navigate the application and interview process

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Once placed at a job or internship, scholars receive ongoing career and personal support

Become a Scholar

Your motivation and tenacity led you to college. Now we’re ready to help make sure you have what it takes to jump-start your career when you graduate. Join RTS and you’ll visit awesome companies, have access to exclusive paid internships and build a professional network you’ll have for life.

Join our Network

Become a part of the RTS Network and put your real-world experiences and connections into action. Have a conversation, make an introduction, and share your career journey. These simple acts can change the trajectory of our student’s lives.