The mission of Reality Changers is to transform 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.
We surround struggling 8th graders with positive peer role models so that they can succeed together. By the time they reach 12th grade, all students are prepared for our intensive, year-long course to guide them through the college application process.
Some people view gangs, poverty, violence, homelessness, and refugee camps as obstacles. Reality Changers students use such circumstances as the inspiration to become first generation college students. View stories below.
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education (2009-2015)
Reality Changers is absolutely a model – not for the city, not for the state, but for the country.
Vicente Fox, President of Mexico (2000-2006)
Reality Changers gives a kid a vision for what he could become and places that vision out in front of him – college, a job, role models.
Family income less than $10,000
*$300,000 Gates Scholarship*
The Preuss School
Survived drive-by shootings
El Cajon Valley High
Bombs dropped on his house during the Iraq War
HELP HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS REALIZE THEIR COLLEGE DREAMS!
What’s the difference between an “at-risk student” and a resilient,
filled-with-inspiration, first generation college student? The difference is YOU!