Our Approach

Scholars join RTS during their sophomore, junior or senior year and remain in the program throughout their first year of full time employment. Each scholar receives personalized career and personal development coaching, access to an extensive professional network, paid internship experiences, and annual scholarship funding to cover basic needs.

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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Resources

We believe that one of the most valuable resources we can provide is our career and personal coaching. With this 1:1 resource, our scholars gain the knowledge, skills and experience they need to make a smoother and faster transition from classroom to career. We also leverage our robust network of partners to provide resources for other pressing real world needs including housing, mental heath, clothing, transportation and so much more.

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Relationships

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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Opportunities

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 development coaches.

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Scholars attend quarterly workshops, receive 1:1 communications coaching and are introduced 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.