All Posts by Katie Craig

Impact Story: Helena Villegas

Helena Villegas joined Reality Changers when she was in the 9th grade. She is now a rising senior and attending Patrick Henry High School. Helena will be transitioning from the College Town program into the College Apps Academy. What initially brought you to Reality Changers?  I come from a lineage

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Why Volunteer?

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

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Student Spotlight: Erika Iglesias

Erika shares how she’s overcoming obstacles in high school and how she’s staying proactive this summer. What obstacles and/or hardships are you overcoming in high school? Throughout high school, some personal obstacles I have had to go through is being able to maintain a good mindset while also trying to

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College Apps Academy’s Scholars’ Celebration Month

At Reality Changers, the Month of May was all about celebrating our College Apps Academy seniors and their future! Although unable to hold an in-person celebration this year, we wanted to acknowledge our students’ hard work. Through the Reality Changers Instagram Stories feature, @realitychangersorg, students’ shared their own stories and

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The Impact of Mentorship

High school is confusing. Those who’ve made it past that landmark on the road of life would surely agree. Coming into one’s own, making the big decisions of who to be and what to stand for would be enough–but on top of it all high school students work after school

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Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen, attending the University of California, Irvine just wrapped up her first year in college! Read more on Michelle’s best practices while in college and how she’s kicking off her summer!  What obstacles and/or hardships did you overcome in college? How to still be productive now that I no longer

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2019-2020 College Town Highlights

What a year it has been. The 2019-2020 school year brought so many wonderful, surprising, and inspiring moments for College Town. Here’s a wrap-up of what our students accomplished:  Community Service Events Community before self: College Town students look beyond themselves in the 2019-2020 school year by stepping up and

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