Be a Mentor/Tutor to First-Generation Youth



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Reality Changers Headquarters
3910 University Ave.
Ste. 300-RC
San Diego
United States


Reality Changers is a non-profit organization in the City Heights area of San Diego that aims to transform lives by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become college graduates. 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 member 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 2018). However, we are currently looking for tutors available specifically on [enter day(s) of week]!

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 Inspiration Officer or Guest Speaker

7:30pm-9:00pm - Tutoring in small groups

Tutor training and dinner are included! Background check required for all volunteers.


If you would like more information about Reality Changers please visit our website or visit our You Tube Channel at

3910 University Avenue

Suite 300-RC

San Diego, CA 92105


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • Families

How To Apply

How to Apply:

Please complete the online Volunteer Interest Form:

Once received, we will contact you with information about how to get started.

If you would like information about additional volunteer opportunities, please email Theresa Cunningham at or call 619-516-2222.