Opportunities for High Schoolers
College Town, located in City Heights, is our free program for 8th-11th graders. Students come at least once a week after school. Activities include homework help, learning about college, and practicing public speaking. There’s plenty of fun and exploration as well! This past year, we offered robot coding camps, kayaking adventures, volunteer opportunities, Padres games, and more to students in College Town.
COLLEGE APPS ACADEMY
College Apps Academy helps 12th graders get into the 2 and 4-year schools that are the best fit for them, with an emphasis on helping you to afford college and prepare for college life. Our free programs are offered on weekday evenings in City Heights or on-campus at some local high schools.
Reality Changers in Action
Frequently Asked Questions
Students that attend school in San Diego County, and meet our program entry requirements are eligible to apply to our programs.
Definitions for First-Generation (also called "First-Gen") differ. For Reality Changers, you are considered "first-generation" if neither of your parents (or your legal guardian) have earned a four-year college degree from a university based in the United States.
Yes – Applicants must reapply each year.
After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email (please keep this email for your records). You may be contacted if there are any issues or questions about your application. Please be sure to provide an email address that you check frequently so that you do not miss any communications from Reality Changers.
Due to the high volume of applications, our main form of communication is via email.
If you completed an online application and have questions about it, please contact our Associate Director of Programs, Mariel Mauricio, at Mariel@RealityChangers.org