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
The holidays are approaching, fast! As you plan out your Thanksgiving Day gatherings and prepare for the retail shopping onslaught of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consider marking one additional day on your calendar — December 1, 2015: #GivingTuesday.
Continue reading Share Your Giving Story
Here at Summer Search, we don’t just help young people get to college. We strive to help them become college-educated leaders who give back to their families and communities.
Well, there is no better example of a young leader giving back to her community than Judith García from Summer Search Boston.
Continue reading Judith Garcia – Daring to Lead
If you didn’t already know, sharing stories is incredibly important to us here at Summer Search, especially with our students. We ask them to share their stories all the time (in their initial interviews, in regular check-ins, in reflection letters, at events, etc…). As they tell — and retell — their stories, they begin to rewrite what they believe is possible for themselves.
Continue reading One Alum. Many Stories.
Welcome to another edition of #Snapshot, where we bring you a little slice of what’s going on at Summer Search.
Who’s that representing Summer Search 31 stories up? Spiderman?
Continue reading #Snapshot: Rappelling for a Cause
Our 25th Anniversary Leadership Week has come and gone. And wow, what a time it was!! Let’s review…
Young Leaders in the City
The week started off with Summer Search New York City’s Young Leadership Committee (YLC) Cocktail Event. The YLC is a group of young professionals who share Summer Search’s commitment to college success for all youth in New York City. Other than being a great evening of music, mingling and NYC skyline views, the event also raised more than $75,000! Continue reading Flame On: Leadership Week 2015