“Reality Changers is absolutely a model – not for the city, not for the state, but for the country."
~ U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Growing up, involvement with gangs and drugs were the norm for Eduardo. Just one month after joining Reality Changers, 14-year-old Eduardo faced 6 years in juvenile detention when the judge gave him a life-changing opportunity: one month to adjust his life and prove he was better than the troublemaking kid he appeared to be...
Recently, Reality Changers Founder Christopher Yanov detailed how his gang-prevention program became a college-promotion program... and has now helped countless teens choose a better path.
Reality Changers transforms lives, schools, and communities by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become first generation college students.
"Reality Changers has changed my whole perspective on my future. College is an opportunity to change everything for my family. I’m inspired to take what I learn and bring it back to my community to help change it for the better. “
~ 11th Grade Reality Changers student
College Town serves 8th-11th graders and provides college readiness and youth development programs, including comprehensive weekly tutoring programs, UCSD's Academic Connections, summer leadership camp, community service weekends and more.
College Apps Academy
College Apps Academy serves 11th and 12th graders and provides year-long guidance with the entire college application process, including school research and selection, college essay writing and editing, application submission, assistance with financial aid and more.
The Alumni Network serves Reality Changers' 1,000+ program graduates and provides college success support and career services, networking and social events, and opportunities for alumni to give back to their communities.