Reality Changers is a non-profit organization in the City Heights area of San Diego that aims to transform lives, schools, and communities by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become first generation college students. Our organization has been recognized by United States Secretary of Education as a "model for the country," and graduates of Reality Changers program have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Dartmouth, Duke, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSD, and more!
We are currently seeking volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors for inner-city youth (8th-11th grade) who desire to be the first generation in their families to go to college.
We are looking for volunteers who are:
- College students/college graduates (first-generation preferred, but not required)
- Passionate about education and working with youth
- Proficient in high school level Math, English, Social Studies, and/or Sciences
- Invested in building relationships with students and serving as a supportive mentor
- Able to commit to a minimum of 6 months, preferably 1 school year
- Spanish-speakers encouraged to apply
Volunteers choose one program night from 6:00-9:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursdays and are expected to tutor one night a week for the duration of the academic school year (through May 2017). However, we are currently looking for tutors available specifically on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS!
We also offer a North County program in Solana Beach on Monday evenings only (120 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075). The program content and volunteer roles are the same. At this time we are no longer accepting tutor applications for our Solana Beach location.
Typical Reality Changers' Program Schedule:
6:00pm-6:30pm - Hot Words (Communication/Public Speaking skills, SAT Practice)
6:30pm-7:00pm - Dinner (provided by students' families)
7:00pm-7:30pm - Lesson given by Chief Inspirtation Officer or Guest Speaker
7:30pm-9:00pm - Tutoring in small groups
Tutor training and dinner are included! Background check required for all volunteers.
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How to Apply:
Register an account on the Reality Changers VolunteerHub page (https://realitychangers.volunteerhub.com/account/signin) and complete the application!
Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Walter Torrence III at Walter@RealityChangers.org or call 619-516-2222 for more information.
If you would like more information about Reality Changers please visit our website http://realitychangers.org or visit our You Tube Channel at http://youtube.com/realitychangersorg
- General Education
- Youth Services
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Mon or Thurs from 6-9p
- 6-months commitment minimum