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The Ready by 21 Academy incorporates


Ready by 21 Academy (RB21 Academy)

A free, comprehensive college readiness and independent living preparatory program for foster youth ages 13-21. RB21 is currently limited to females, but plans are underway for an all-male separate location.


Our goal is to provide a circle of support that ensures youth are connected socially, civically, and graduate from high school, as well as equipped to pursue some form of post secondary training/education to succeed in the workplace.

RB21 Academy places a special emphasis on soft skills while providing hands-on opportunities for the development of job & life skills, and good work-ethic.  Service learning is a key component utilized to encourage civic responsibility and diversity exposure. As active participants youth are contributors versus recipients, thereby building self-confidence while making a difference in their community.

Additionally, unique to RB21 Academy is an opportunity to gain hospitality industry and culinary training through working in a youth-operated monthly supper club, and event space.


  • Students may be referred by social workers, caregivers, or any caring adult.


College Student- AB12 Foster youth/Guardian Scholar:

  • Earn while peer mentoring and gaining culinary/hospitality training


Email us your questions or to receive a referral package:


Some of our projects include furniture restoration, jewelry design or other home / craft projects. We have been holding pop-up shops for years now and look forward to an online shop soon, and never stop dreaming about a brick and mortar.



In 2013, we began hosting beautiful princess parties for younger girls ages 4-8 who had experienced foster care and their biological moms (by referral). Parties include lunch and pink-tea (lemonade), mini-manis, make-up, dress-up, photos and birthday gifts. All parties are provided free of charge to deserving girls. If you know a family you think should be referred to for our princess parties, send us an email

This program will be on hold during the renovation of our site in 2021.


launching fall 2021... The Table, a monthly culinary experience featuring  area chefs.

This will be a youth-operated supper club that will provide hands on training and income earning for RB21 Academy.


Our Soirees will soon return better than ever with a beautiful new dining room. Be our guest at our Inspiring Soirees. We highlight "Women of Influence and Inspiration."  Women's groups are invited to join hands with us by being our guests.  This allows our students to gain job and life skills by hosting and serving.


If you would like to join us for an Inspiring Soiree, please contact us to reserve a date for your group. These social events additionally feature speakers in the home design/decor field. These feature unique items for sale in a boutique setting.

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