PEERS Network, a San Diego-based philanthropic organization, announced its inaugural Golf and Tennis Tournament. The ’80s themed tournament will raise funds for Reality Changers, a local organization that prepares youth to become first-generation college graduates and agents of change in their communities.
Bringing together entrepreneurs and executives through philanthropy, PEERS works to improve the quality-of-life in San Diego by funding local charities, mentoring and hands-on involvement in the community. Since its inception in 2009, the organization has supported over 200 local nonprofits and charities through financial support, volunteer efforts and mentorship. “Our organization was founded on the premise of mentoring and inspiring change throughout the San Diego community,” says Masud Sarwary, President of PEERS. “These core beliefs are just some of the reasons we’re thrilled to partner with Reality Changers this year, an incredible organization that makes college a reality for so many students in our community.”
Reality Changers helps many San Diego families achieve their college dreams. Last year, the organization served more than 500 students through tutoring, professional development programs, college readiness training, and mentorship.
“At Reality Changers, we’re proud to work with youth who will be the first in their families to go to college,” says Tamara Craver, CEO of Reality Changers. “We start recruiting in the 8th grade, looking for students who have a GPA of 2.0 or below. We provide support all through high school and then continue to offer services to high school and college graduates. Each student has the opportunity to change their narrative and we’re there with them every step of the way.”