The following is a guest post written by Antonio Morales Jr. — blogger, poet, photographer, and Summer Search Philadelphia student — for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Antonio, who currently attends Community College of Philadelphia, describes himself as “a creative, who loves to spread positivity and inspire. I aspire to change negative narratives and stereotypes of black men, while making it look good.”
Antonio Morales Jr.
Continue reading Your Mental Health Matters
“By middle school, I was ashamed of speaking my native tongue. I studied English meticulously, careful to get rid of my accent. I wanted a new name, one my teachers could pronounce; as if a white name could conceal my yellow skin. I didn’t even want to identify as an Asian, forget an Asian American.”
During her second summer experience with an international program in China called Where There Be Dragons last year, Summer Search Boston student Phuong Nhat Nguyen wrote a poignant and honest blog post reflecting on the internal struggles she’s faced regarding her cultural identity as an Asian American, which she titled “Yellow (Not the Coldplay Song).”
Summer Search Boston high school senior Phuong Nhat Nguyen (left) with a local Tibetan family.
Continue reading Reclaiming Her Identity
Happy 2017, Summer Search family!
As we close the books on 2016, we are taking a look back at our most popular, inspiring, and memorable blog stories from the past year.
Let’s get right to it…
John Legend: Fighting for Justice With Love
Continue reading 2016: Year in Review
Yes, we know. We’re a little late to the party, but better late than never…right?
Welcome to our little corner of the blogosphere where we will feature voices and inspiration from the Summer Search community.
Continue reading It Only Took 25 Years.