Category Archives: College

When In Doubt, Reach Out

It’s the new year, and here at Summer Search that means we are getting ready to interview and enroll new students into our program.

January is also National Mentoring Month, as proclaimed by President Obama, where many different organizations shine the light on the importance of mentoring relationships in young people’s lives. #NationalMentoringMonth

We asked a few of our alumni and current college students if they had any advice for our new Summer Searchers as they begin their journeys creating foundational relationships with their mentors, and one theme kept “reaching out” at us… Continue reading When In Doubt, Reach Out

Toni Ann – Ready for Takeoff

Here at Summer Search, we are not only in the heart of the holiday season, but also in the middle of the college application season, when high schoolers across the country are preparing, filling out and submitting applications for the colleges/universities they hope to attend.
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This is an especially important time for our Summer Searchers, as many of them will be taking steps to become the first in their families to go to college.

Toni Ann from Summer Search New York City is one of those students.
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SAT Vocab, Summer Search Style

With SAT season getting underway next week (the first test of the new academic year is Oct. 3!!), high school students across the country are preparing to take the nation’s most widely used college admission test.

For those of us who have already taken the SATs, each year we breathe a sigh of relief for the fact that we no longer have to spend time memorizing formidable (causing fear or apprehension) lists of vocabulary words.
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Choosing the Right School… for You

There has been a lot of exciting things going on in the world of higher education lately! Allow us to summarize.

U.S. News & World Report recently published their 2015 College Rankings, while the New York Times put out a list of the Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students. Also, the White House just released several new higher ed tools, including a College Scorecard, and also announced big changes to the FAFSA financial aid application.
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2015 College Decisions

Back to School. It’s just around the corner. For Summer Search’s graduating high school class of 2015, Back to School is a time to take that new, next step forward… onto a college campus.

Of the 484 graduating seniors, 446 are planning to continue on to college. That’s a 92% matriculation rate* for our Summer Searchers, compared to a rate of just 51% for their low income peers nationally.*
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