At Summer Search, mentoring is a huge part of what we do and why our students are successful. We partner each Summer Searcher with a staff mentor who builds an authentic and long-lasting relationship in order to provide individualized support to help them succeed, not only at school, but at home and in their communities.
We’re fortunate to have recently had two high profile opportunities to step forward as a leader in the field, alongside a few of our partners, and share our mentoring stories. Continue reading Conversations on Mentoring
A few months ago, we introduced you to seven Summer Searchers in a series of podcast-style conversations called Press Play, where they talked with their mentors about their college-bound journeys.
Press Play Episode One »
Press Play Episode Two »
At the time, most of these high school seniors had not yet made their final decisions about where they would be going to school in the fall.
Well, those college decisions have been made! So let’s see where these seven students are going, and what they have been up to. Continue reading Press Play >> College Bound – Update
Welcome to another edition of #Snapshot, where we bring you a little slice of what’s going on at Summer Search.
It’s graduation season!
At the end of May we celebrated #ProofPointDay by honoring a few of our first-generation college graduates. Since 92% of Summer Searchers are first-gen, we can, and do, celebrate first-gen successes all year long.
In fact, a few weeks ago, a group of five New York City Summer Searchers all became the first in their families to graduate from college! Continue reading #Snapshot: Five First-Gen Faces
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
Back to School. It’s just around the corner. For Summer Search’s graduating high school class of 2015, Back to School is a time to take that new, next step forward… onto a college campus.
Of the 484 graduating seniors, 446 are planning to continue on to college. That’s a 92% matriculation rate* for our Summer Searchers, compared to a rate of just 51% for their low income peers nationally.*
Continue reading 2015 College Decisions
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