College Town serves 8th-11th graders and provides college readiness and youth development programs, including comprehensive weekly tutoring programs, UCSD’s Academic Connections, summer leadership camp, community service weekends and more.
College Apps Academy serves 12th graders and provides year-long guidance with the entire college application process, including school research and selection, college essay writing and editing, application submission, and financial aid assistance.
The Alumni Network serves Reality Changers’ 1,600+ program graduates and provides college success support and career services, networking and social events, and opportunities for alumni to give back to their communities.
We offer three-day leadership camp to students in College Town and College Apps Academy during the weekend before the new school year begins. This motivates all participants to get the best grades possible and help to change the realities and struggles of their past.
Students who earn a 3.5 GPA earn a $4,000 scholarship to attend UCSD’s Academic Connections, a three-week college residential program where they take real college classes, live in real college dorms, and earn real college-prep units every summer after 9th, 10th, and 11th grade.
Job Shadow Week gives students the opportunity to learn from a working professional for a 1/2 day during their spring breaks. Job Shadow hosts show what it is like to have a job in their occupation and let students carry out basic tasks.