The Changes Scholars program is centered around academic enrichment with the goal of helping students prepare for the next level of their education. The program introduces the concept of preparing for college early to help youth to see the importance and reality of getting a college education. Students research career choices that are relevant to their interests. Utilizing the latest technology they search for information on colleges to put together a portfolio of information to help them with the process of selecting an educational institution that is the best fit for them. As a Changes Scholar the students are taken on college tours, receive assistance with completing admissions applications, essay writing, and applying for financial aid and scholarships.