Reflecting on their lives is a key part of every Summer Searcher’s journey. After our high school sophomores complete their first summer program, they write a reflection letter to process their Summer Search experience thus far.
This is an opportunity to put into words who they are, and to take an honest look back at the challenges, triumphs, and growth that has happened since joining Summer Search. It’s a practice that, alongside their weekly conversations with their mentors, helps students integrate these profound summer experiences into their lives, as well as a chance to practice writing a personal statement for college.
These pieces are generally composed after the summer programs are completed during the start of the students’ junior years. Not everyone writes a reflection ten years later… but that’s just what Bay Area alumnus Alvin Sng did! Continue reading A Summer Reflection… 10 Years Later
Today is Proof Point Day! Thanks again for joining us for our next installment of First-Gen Voices, as we celebrate the accomplishments of our first-generation college graduates.
We’re proud to see an increase in the conversations taking place nationally about the unique experiences of first-gen students, and how their stories of success can inspire the next generation.
Let us introduce you to one more Summer Searcher who is an inspiring proof point of first-gen success. #ProofPointDay Continue reading First-Gen Voices, Part 2: Jay
On Tuesday, April 26, First Lady Michelle Obama visited Harlem and was joined by dozens of celebrities and thousands of New York City high school seniors to celebrate National College Signing Day. And Summer Search was there, too!
Continue reading College Signing Day with the First Lady
On this blog a few weeks ago, we announced that we were joining forces with Airbnb as part of their Open Homes program.
Now, in true Airbnb fashion, they have opened their virtual home to us, and have returned the blogging favor!
Continue reading Open Homes, Part 2
We are proud to announce that Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, is teaming up with Summer Search!
As part of their Open Homes philanthropic program, Airbnb is providing FREE Airbnb accommodations to our students and their families who are traveling for college visits and graduation celebrations this summer.
Continue reading Open Homes With Airbnb