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
As our 25th anniversary year officially comes to an end, we want to thank everyone who made this year so special.
It has been an amazing and humbling experience to look back on the past 25 years and recognizing all the lives we have transformed at Summer Search, and all the people who have helped us along the way.
2015 — a year for looking back, and a year for looking ahead: Continue reading Goodbye 2015…
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.
See how we help our students find the right fit »
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.
Continue reading Toni Ann – Ready for Takeoff
2015 has not only been our 25th anniversary year, but it also has been a record-breaking year for alumni giving. In fact, alumni philanthropy has skyrocketed more than 75% in the last year. Nearly 200 alumni have collectively contributed more than $123,000, exceeding six figures for the first time ever.
One alumna, Cicely Li from San Francisco, shared her own Summer Search journey and why supporting the journeys of more students can make all the difference:
Continue reading Cicely’s Journey
“ICYMI” is the hip, social-media-shortened way to say “in case you missed it,” FYI.
So, ICYMI, we have been talking about giving. A lot. After all, ’tis the season! #SeasonOfGiving
Continue reading ICYMI: Tommy Gives Back
As you may have noticed, we’ve been celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year and reflecting on the impact Summer Search has had on thousands of students. And as we look ahead to our next 25 years, we’re excited to see our first generation of leaders carrying on the Summer Search legacy, and passing the torch to the next generation.
In part 1 of our Ripple Effect series, we introduced you to Natalya, a Summer Search alum who encouraged her own daughter (Mila) to follow in her footsteps and embark on a challenging, life-changing summer experience.
Well, Natalya wasn’t the only one.
Continue reading The Ripple Effect, Part 2: Carlton + Jonny
‘Tis the season for giving thanks!
Here at Summer Search, we love saying “thank you.” In fact, one of our core values is to “say ‘Thank You’ seven times.”
But why seven times? This concept came from our founder Linda Mornell, who never asked for more support until she said “thank you,” seven times. So, while this idea was initially conceived as a fundraising tactic, it has inspired an organizational-wide culture of gratitude.
In that spirit, here are seven messages of thanks, from seven great, and grateful, Summer Searchers. #ThankYouX7
Continue reading Thank You x7