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COLLEGE PREP CHECKLIST – DON’T FORGET ABOUT THESE!

Reality Changers helps at-risk San Diego students acquire the necessary funding to attend college. Some of our greatest challenges involve finding enough money to secure the dream of higher education. With generous donations from individuals and companies, relentless fundraising efforts and persistent applications for grants and scholarships, we’re able to meet college’s considerable financial requirements. Yet as difficult (and rewarding)...

Everything you need to know about the College Common Application

What is the College Common Application? Before you can attend college, you have to apply for college. And how you apply to college – or, most likely, multiple colleges – is a pivotal part of the process. An inefficient college application process creates needless headaches, unnecessary delays and mounting frustration. A streamlined, simple college application protocol ensures you’ll get the best...

How to Find Grants and Scholarships for College Students

High school seniors looking to attend college are often told to look for grants and scholarships. That’s sound advice, but is it detailed enough? Where should you look for scholarships for college? And should you start looking before your senior year? We’ll answer that last question now: of course you should! We put together this article to help you apply for...

How to Apply For College

While there isn’t a definitive “How to Apply for College” user’s manual, there are certain resources in place – including scholarships, mentoring programs and other tools – that will help in your quest to achieve the dream of a post-high school education. Reality Changers is an advocate for disadvantaged youth in the San Diego metro region. We help prepare young students...

The Top College Planning Resources for High School Students

What ultimately determines college readiness? There’s not a single answer, or rather one correct answer; it’s a combination of things. So what is your optimal combination of skills, experiences and academic exposure that will benefit your upcoming college career? Reality Changers helps at-risk youth in the San Diego area attain higher educational opportunities. Having a proper structure and framework in place...

What to Look for in a High School Mentoring Program

A high school mentoring program helps develop critical social skills, encourages academic achievement and provides positive, life-enriching experiences for students all across the country. In its own way, the Reality Changers story of helping disadvantaged San Diego students attend and graduate college is a type of mentorship program for high school students. Whether you live in San Diego or elsewhere in...

College Readiness: The Importance of Preparing For College While in High School

Reality Changers has a history of helping disadvantaged San Diego-area youth realize their college dreams. But much of our success would be impossible without our targeted initiatives and programs that help students with their college preparation. In order to optimize your college readiness, it helps to know what skills are necessary for thorough college preparation. Plus, we’ll show which activities, experiences...

Reality Changers Named Outstanding Non-Profit by San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Reality Changers was recently awarded one of a six prestigious small business awards by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. At the annual San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Awards reception in August, our organization was honored in the “Outstanding Non-Profit” category. The award was presented to Reality Changers for our tireless efforts on behalf of disadvantaged and lower-income...