At Summer Search, our mentors and College Access and Success staff form deep connections with our students. They work step-by-step with them to build college-going mindsets and behaviors, and to navigate the process that will ultimately lead them on the path to college. And it works!
We asked a few of our high school seniors to sit down with their mentors to discuss their college-bound journeys. Our students even got to flip the script and ask some interview-style questions of their own!
So, sit back, relax, press play and enjoy listening to College Bound, Episode One: Continue reading Press Play >> College Bound, Ep. 1
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 part of National Mentoring Month, today we’re continuing to celebrate “I am a Mentor Day,” when mentors everywhere are encouraged to share their stories about why they do what they do, and the impact that being a mentor has had on their lives. #NationalMentoringMonth
Check out Emily’s story from earlier today »
As Summer Search’s mentors prepare to interview new high school sophomores (who are hoping to become Summer Searchers), we’re flipping the script on our mentors and interviewing THEM about their own mentoring experiences. Here’s what a few of them said… Continue reading I am a Mentor
It’s the new year, and here at Summer Search that means we are getting ready to interview and enroll new students into our program.
January is also National Mentoring Month, as proclaimed by President Obama, where many different organizations shine the light on the importance of mentoring relationships in young people’s lives. #NationalMentoringMonth
We asked a few of our alumni and current college students if they had any advice for our new Summer Searchers as they begin their journeys creating foundational relationships with their mentors, and one theme kept “reaching out” at us… Continue reading When In Doubt, Reach Out
2015 has not only been our 25th anniversary year, but it also has been a record-breaking year for alumni giving. In fact, alumni philanthropy has skyrocketed more than 75% in the last year. Nearly 200 alumni have collectively contributed more than $123,000, exceeding six figures for the first time ever.
One alumna, Cicely Li from San Francisco, shared her own Summer Search journey and why supporting the journeys of more students can make all the difference:
Continue reading Cicely’s Journey
“ICYMI” is the hip, social-media-shortened way to say “in case you missed it,” FYI.
So, ICYMI, we have been talking about giving. A lot. After all, ’tis the season! #SeasonOfGiving
Continue reading ICYMI: Tommy Gives Back
Welcome to another edition of #Snapshot, where we bring you a little slice of what’s going on at Summer Search.
Today’s #Snapshot showcases our cross-country collaboration, featuring our Group Mentoring cohorts, made up of students from Chelsea High School (from our Boston site) and Oakland High School (from our San Francisco site).
Continue reading #Snapshot: Trip Maps
We like to say that we build “constellations of support” for each student that joins Summer Search. The anchor of that support comes from our professional mentors, who work side-by-side with our rising stars to advise, coach and challenge them on their paths towards college success.
Continue reading Constellations of Support: Summer and Beyond