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REALITY CHANGERS transforms lives by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become college graduates.

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Senior Saturday – Melissa Sanchez

Melissa’s nickname is Guerrera (Spanish word for warrior). Her 11th grade English teacher gave it to her, and it stuck. Melissa attends Point Loma High. She has been accepted to Cal Poly Pomona, Chico State, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, SDSU, and UC Merced. Though she is still waiting to hear from other schools, she has already made her...

Senior Saturday – Jerome Balancar

Jerome Balancer is a Morse Tiger who can run a mile in under five minutes. He is a self-proclaimed science geek… and proud! As a junior, he was selected to attend COSMOS (The California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science at UC San Diego: a rigorous, four-week residential program for talented and motivated students). Jerome plans to study Biology in...

Senior Saturday – Jenine Jacinto

Meet Reality Changers senior, Jenine Jacinto. Jenine is a student in our College Apps Academy program at Mission Vista High School and recently got accepted to Smith College early decision! She will be studying computer science and signed on to the field hockey team. Congratulations, Jenine!...

RC Alum Anthony Lee receives SDSU’s “Quest of the Best” award

Congratulations to Reality Changers College Apps Academy Class of 2013 graduate, Anthony Lee, for being selected as a recipient of the San Diego State University "Quest for the Best" award! The “Quest for the Best” award recognizes outstanding student leaders who have typified and promoted the mission of the university. This Vice Presidential Student Service award is given to SDSU students who...

Featured Student – Michael Gaulden

Ever since I can remember, I have been a slave of the world. I have been whipped and punished every time a glimmer of light shone through my horizons. Why? Because from June 1998 through July 2009, my family was oppressed by homelessness. I've slept next to the people that you see aimlessly wandering the city and I've ate beside the...

Featured Student – Jesse Sanchez

If I could change one thing about my community, I would increase the number of programs available to youth in order to help motivate them and guide them towards holding themselves to a higher standard and aspiring towards a college degree. Growing up in an environment that lacked motivational guidance made it difficult for me to succeed academically. My mother was...

Featured Student – Kasim Hussein

I should be a child soldier right now. I could have been owned by someone. I would have been forced to fight other children just to spare my life. I would have never been to the United States, gone to school, and learned English. I could have just given up, but ever since my birth at 30,000 feet above the...

Featured Student – Genemo Ali

Good writers often say that the key to writing is “putting the readers in your shoes.” However, growing up in a small impoverished town in Ethiopia, I did not have any shoes in which to put the reader until I was eleven years old. From the ages of five to eleven, I walked to school for more than two hours...

Featured Student – Jennifer Morales

After putting on my leotard for ballet practice, my mom and I always walk towards our car together. Each time before opening the door, I run my fingers through the bullet holes that pepper a path along the side of my family’s car. This reminds me of the night when I was awakened suddenly as I heard my dad scream...