“We managed to get on what turned out to be one of the last flights leaving the country… By the end of the day all borders of the country were closed. No one in or out. Vasny saved us!”
Vasny Maldonado was nominated to apply for Summer Search by his teacher, Jan Hudson, at Mission High School in San Francisco in 1996. In present day, during the outbreak of the coronavirus, the two were reunited in an unexpected, yet meaningful way. But first, back to 1996…
Vasny Maldonado during one of his summer experiences.
Continue reading Alumnus Helps Former Teacher During COVID Crisis
Did you know that on this date one year ago (March 1, 2015), Summer Search Founder Linda Mornell’s book Forever Changed was officially published?
In honor of the anniversary of this book — Linda’s thoughtfully-crafted collection of some of Summer Search’s most inspiring stories, and magnum opus on the benefits that summer programs and insight mentoring have on young people — we’d like to share a powerful and very personal review of Forever Changed. Continue reading Honest and Heroic Stories
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…
by Linda Mornell, Founder of Summer Search
Growing up in a small, rural community my husband and I sent our children to summer programs away from home. After their freshman year of high school, each one participated in a three-week mountaineering and white-water rafting trip in Oregon.
Continue reading Sara Can!