College scholarships are a great way to pay for your education. Given the rising college tuition rates, it’s wise to research financial aid. Many students mistakenly believe that student loans and financial aid their school offers are the only options. While filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can help you become eligible […]
We’re half way through summer—college applications will be due before you know it! Start prepping now, if you haven’t already. Follow this monthly breakdown to stay on top of the process.
A high school mentoring program helps students develop critical social skills, encourages academic achievement, and provides positive, life-enriching student experiences. Reality Changers provides mentorship programs for high school students and helps youth from underserved communities become college graduates. Everybody needs mentoring in life, and most people will become mentors when they go out into the
When factoring in all of the details involved in selecting a college, many students don’t know where to begin. Although selecting a college where you will spend the next 4-5 years of your life can be challenging, knowing yourself and what you value most makes the selection process much easier. We encourage you to reflect and select a school based on the factors that are most important to you. Below is a list of four factors that you should consider when choosing the right college.
What comes to mind when you think volunteering? Is it the altruism of those who decide to forfeit their time, energy, and talents to people they may or may not know? Is it an immediate, gut reaction–“I don’t know, not for me”? Or maybe, “I would, but I don’t know where to start.” We’re here
Reality Changers has a history of helping underserved San Diego-area youth realize their college dreams. Our targeted academic and personal growth model helps students with their college preparation. Students must make sure that they are making the right decisions regarding their futures: financially and career-wise. In order to optimize your college readiness, it helps to
Aspiring college students have a powerful ally in their corner: college access programs like Reality Changers.
On Sunday, May 22, 2022, about 300 people gathered at UC San Diego @ Park & Market to celebrate Reality Changers’ graduating high school seniors. These 142 students from across San Diego County will be the first in their families to attend college and some are the first in their families to graduate from high
Since 2001, more than 3,000 students have graduated from Reality Changers. This spring, we’re celebrating an additional 142 graduating high school seniors who will become first-generation college students. But that’s only the beginning. With your help, we can ensure that students currently enrolled in Reality Changers have the resources they need to graduate high school.
This past fall, I was chosen to be a part of the inaugural Reality Changers Beyond Blending In leadership cohort program, led by Diversity and Inclusion expert and author Wendy Kim. The 3 month program was geared towards women or femme in their final years of college or early in their professional career. The program offered building relationships, gaining communication skills, taking actionable steps towards your goals, and honing leadership competencies.
This Women’s History Month, we’d like to celebrate Wendy Kim of Beyond Blending In. Wendy is a #1 international best-selling author, a professional public speaker, a certified diversity and inclusion trainer, and a Reality Changers volunteer. Wendy is committed to empowering women and people of color to step from behind the shadows to fully own their power and leadership to go beyond blending in and to make a difference in the world.
We’re thrilled to announce the release of Reality Changers’ 2021 Annual Report! This year’s report showcases some of our incredible students and breaks down the data on how many students we served, how many youth graduated from college, and more.