Debuting Our Depth Mentoring Institute

It’s National Mentoring Month — a time when organizations across the country highlight the powerful and positive effects that mentoring relationships can have on young people’s lives. It’s also a chance to shine the light on (and express our profound gratitude towards) Summer Search’s dedicated, professionally-trained mentors — the ones who take tremendous care to … Continue reading Debuting Our Depth Mentoring Institute

My Mentors; My Mirrors

The following is a guest post written by KishaLynn Moore Elliott — certified coach, author, and Summer Search Boston alumna — for National Mentoring Month. Mentorship is the first of many gifts that every Summer Searcher unwraps on their journey as a student. My Summer Search mentor, Jay Jacobs, interviewed and accepted me into the … Continue reading My Mentors; My Mirrors

Mentors Changed the Course of My Life

The following is a guest post written by Anna Brittain, Summer Search Bay Area alumna, for National Mentoring Month. I remember the first time I met Joan McDonald. She had a bouffant of grey-white hair, like she’d never quite made it out of the 1960s, and soft kind eyes. It was 1997. I was 15 … Continue reading Mentors Changed the Course of My Life

Mohamed Abdi: Soaring in Seattle

The following is a guest post co-written by Summer Search Seattle mentors Therese Williams and De’Andre Jones, showcasing the accomplishments of one of their students for National Mentoring Month. Mohamed Abdi, College Success Year 3 Student, is soaring to new heights! Mohamed has been actively engaged in the Seattle community for most of his life. … Continue reading Mohamed Abdi: Soaring in Seattle

A Conversation Between Mentor and Mentee

“When I talk about Summer Search, I talk about the whole experience I got both those summers. I talk about the mentoring experience and how I’m able to sit down with someone to talk about my overall life trajectory and experiences; where I stand, and where I hope to be and how I am going … Continue reading A Conversation Between Mentor and Mentee

Why I’m a Mentor, Part 2

As National Mentoring Month comes to a close, we wanted to share a few more stories from our dedicated Summer Search staff about why they do this work: mentoring young people and helping them strengthen the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. In case you missed it, you can read Part … Continue reading Why I’m a Mentor, Part 2

Why I’m a Mentor, Part 1

It’s National Mentoring Month, a time when organizations across the country shine the light on the importance of mentoring relationships in young people’s lives. At Summer Search, mentoring is our everything! Unlike many other youth organizations, we partner our students with a full-time, professionally-trained staff mentor who builds an authentic and long-lasting relationship. Our mentors … Continue reading Why I’m a Mentor, Part 1

Thanking Your Mentor

At Summer Search, gratitude is part of everything we do. One of our core values is to “say thank you seven times.” So, while that means we don’t need an excuse to express gratitude, we were beyond excited that yesterday was “Thank Your Mentor Day” (part of National Mentoring Month)! This was an opportunity for … Continue reading Thanking Your Mentor

I am a Mentor, 2017

Mentoring is a critical component in young people’s lives, helping them make the decisions that ultimately lead to improved opportunities and connections, which has an impact in real life. As part of part of National Mentoring Month, today is “I am a Mentor Day.” This is a chance for the dedicated people who are making … Continue reading I am a Mentor, 2017

#Snapshot: Mentor Trainings

Welcome to another edition of #Snapshot, where we bring you a little slice of what’s going on at Summer Search. It’s officially a new year, and more importantly, it’s National Mentoring Month, a time when organizations across the country shine the light on the importance of mentoring relationships in young people’s lives. #NationalMentoringMonth This is … Continue reading #Snapshot: Mentor Trainings