Ready to Succeed co-Founders Pat and Romi talk changing lives, one person at a time

Jayne Amelia, is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer and host of the podcast, BONUS BABIES. Recently, she spoke with Ready to Succeed co-founders with Romi Lassally and Patrick McCabe. Ready To Succeed supports college-going former foster youth. Because of you, former foster youth stay in school and flourish after school. Not only that, you provide RTS Scholars with resources, relationships with passionate professionals, career coaching, and more.



“Pat and Romi joined the roster of luminaries in the field of foster youth advocacy and demonstrate how just one person can change a life forever. ”

Did you know: BONUS BABIES is the only one of its kind that features the real, compelling stories of those with a lived foster care experience and the people who care for them.  Too, through first-hand accounts, BONUS BABIES reveals the complexity of the foster care world.

Making it happen: serving foster youth

Ready to Succeed co-founders Pat McCabe and Romi Lassally guest starred on the BONUS BABIES podcast. Not only did they talk about their own experiences; they also give a behind the scenes look at what you make possible. “Young people need a lot, and so our program needs to do a lot. You can’t do it any other way,” points out Lassally.

All this to say: thank you for continuing to believe in the overall potential of Ready to Succeed Scholars. Now, plug in your headphones and take a listen.

Not only were Pat and Romi featured, but RTS Scholar’s have been guests as well! Next, hear from a Ready to Succeed scholar as well.

Add this to your queue— Tamar: You’re Not Alone And You Can Do It

This BONUS BABIES episode from 2021 features current RTS Scholar Tamar. Tamar is a former foster youth and young mother. She sat down with the podcast when she was a student at Orange Coast College. Now, Tamar is a senior at CSU Northridge. She has a promising career in marketing and public relations ahead of her.

Thank you! Without a doubt, your support helps Scholars like Tamar realize their full potential.