COLLEGE CHANGES EVERYTHING

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.

A THREE-STAGE COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM

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.

OUR STRATEGY

HOW WE HELP

•  Comprehensive weekly 1:1 tutoring programs
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College readiness and youth development programs
•  Community service weekends – Over 2,500 hours/yr.
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Scholarships to Academic Connections
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Summer leadership camp
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School research and selection
•  College essay writing and editing
•  Financial aid and scholarship support

AMERICA'S FINEST STORIES

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.

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ALAN
Madison High
Family income less than $10,000 *$300,000 Gates Scholarship*
JENNIFER
The Preuss School
Survived drive-by shootings on home
*$91,000 Scholarship*
HUSAM
El Cajon Valley High
Bombs dropped on his house during the Iraq War
*$102,000 Scholarship*

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!