I was an RC student my senior year of high school and thanks to Chris, the founder, I actually applied to colleges that year and got in. I missed out on a lot of the cool things they do because I joined so late but I...
Help us launch the Reality Changers students' experience by sending them to the great outdoors to learn about leadership, compassion, and the culture of going to college.
Reality Changers is a 15-year-old nonprofit located in San Diego that believes college changes everything. We take youth from tough backgrounds and help them become first generation college students through tutoring, leadership training and scholarships.
Each August, Reality Changers students start off the school year by going to leadership camp. Here, they have fun, gain invaluable insight as to what it takes to be a leader and become part of the Reality Changers family. It is a bonding experience which strengthens relationships with one another as well as Reality Changers as a whole.
Reality Changers intentionally holds its annual leadership camp during the last week of August so the lessons learned and the decisions made at camp can be immediately put into practice as most students return to school the week after camp concludes. Students are placed on teams that purposefully contain a mixture of grade levels so older students can set the standards for the newer students in the program. Teams are led by Achievement Coaches - paid staff members who are responsible for the academic success of every student on their respective teams.
Some of the activities: Daily, competitions are held every morning at the pool, lake, field, and “mudbowl” and provide an arena for hands-on, team-building exercises. Every evening, teams gather to provide an arena for each student to examine his or her life trajectory and are encouraged to make the best decisions for their future.
Help us raise $25,000 to send 100 students to camp. For every $250, we are able to send a student to camp. This experience not only launches the school year, but commences each student’s experience with the program in their journey to college. You will be making an impact on a student that will last a lifetime. Thank you for your support!
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