Darrell’s Story

Darrell, whom you met earlier, joined Ready to Succeed in 2023. His dream career is to become a college professor. Recently, Darrell was able to expunge, or clear, his criminal record. For many former foster youth, past convictions can weigh heavily when trying to enter the workforce. This often prevents new career opportunities. With the past behind him, Darrell expresses: “my dream of becoming an English professor does not have to be hindered by my past.”

Hear directly from Darrell, click below to hear how your support changed his trajectory!

Thanks to you, Darrell’s experience at RTS has given him the ability to overcome his past. Through meeting professionals, networking, and gaining invaluable career preparation, no opportunity is out of reach for Darrell. With your support, he has achieved a 4.0 grade average for the first time in his life and is on track to graduate. Darrell’s drive has also influenced other RTS Scholars. Darrell’s journey serves as inspiration for others and demonstrates how RTS has helped him solidify his goals and grow.