“Think about how you can use the power of your education to do great things: to highlight important truths, to inspire action, to support a cause that’s close to your heart, whatever that cause may be.”
Those were just a few of the inspiring and thought-provoking words from John Legend, the keynote speaker at Summer Search New York City’s 2016 Leadership Gala.
That’s right, the John Legend! The Academy Award-winning and ten-time Grammy® award-winning recording artist, and dedicated philanthropist was kind enough to share his story with a room full of eager and grateful Summer Search students, alumni, staff and supporters on Wednesday night in New York City. Continue reading John Legend: Fighting for Justice with Love
Here at Summer Search, we are developing plans to better support our Black and Latino men through our Males of Color Initiative. Specifically, that means enhancing our outreach and enrollment practices to increase the number of Black and Latino male students referred to, and enrolled in Summer Search.
We are also encouraged to see that, across the country, there is a groundswell of recognition of the systemic and institutionalized barriers surrounding these young men, and the need to better serve them. Continue reading Changing the Narrative: It Takes a Village
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
Our 25th birthday week is finally here!
As you may have noticed, we’ve been talking a lot about our 25th Anniversary. Like, a lot. It’s just because we’re honored to have spent 25 years changing the lives of young people, and because we’re so proud of all the young leaders we have helped soar!
Continue reading It’s Leadership Week!
Welcome to another edition of #Snapshot, where we bring you a little slice of what’s going on at Summer Search.
Senator and Panel Moderator Mo Cowan with Boston student Rishtly.
Our Boston office recently held their Fall Event, Continue reading #Snapshot: Leaders Learning From Leaders
One of the cornerstones of the Summer Search model is, as our name suggests, our summer trips! We send our students on two challenging summer experiences during their sophomore and junior years of high school. These trips give our young travelers the chance to take healthy risks, develop their leadership skills and discover strength and confidence that they never knew they had. Basically, they find their inner superstar… and soar! #LifeChanging
Starting June 8, our students began departing on their 2015 summer trips. Here is a snapshot of our entire summer.
Continue reading Now Departing: Summer Trips 2015