To provide inner-city youth the resources to become first generation college students by supplying academic support, financial assistance & faith based leadership training.
Reality Changers is an organization based in San Diego, and was established on the basis that it is just not right that most inner-city students today know more people that have been shot or killed in the streets than people who are on the road to college. Our mission is to provide inner-city youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the resources to become first generation college students by supplying academic support, financial assistance, and faith-based leadership training.
Reality Changers has produced a proven formula that convinces disadvantaged youth that they can become the first in their family to attend college and that they can achieve success at the university level. The program demonstrates how strategies that promote productive behaviors can be effective responses to gang violence and youth crime.
1. Reality Changers students have earned an estimated $5,700,000 in scholarships from all sources since the program began in May 2001.
2. Reality Changers has provided more scholarship awards to college-bound students than any other single organization in San Diego County since 2006.
3. All students who have spent 4 years in the program have been accepted to four-year universities including Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia, Duke & UCLA.
4. All members must maintain a 3.o GPA or above. Members who attend UCSD Academic Connections program must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above.