Summer Search believes young people should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, regardless of their circumstances.

Young people across the nation possess unique strengths, resilience, and tremendous potential, yet many face systemic inequities that can limit their potential.

As a result, their ability to obtain postsecondary degrees, participate in the workforce, or gain financial stability is often stifled.

SUMMER SEARCH is a year-round program all about relationships and opportunities. We use a unique combination of social-emotional mentoring, summer leadership experiences, and post-secondary advising to empower young people who face systemic oppression. Summer Search students grow and succeed in the ways most important to them and become thriving adults.

Our alumni are 3 times more likely to graduate with a 4-year degree than their peers and become the kind of leaders our country needs—civic leaders, advocates, industry leaders, teachers, mothers, and fathers. Their collective leadership ripples across the community, future generations, and contributes to a more equitable society. 

Supporting Young People to Thrive.