Summer Search was built on the idea that all young people should have the chance to soar, regardless of their circumstances.
Students from low-income communities, particularly students of color, face a widening educational opportunity gap.
In our program, the college completion rate jumps to 71%
While just 21% of their peers earn a college degree.
SINCE 1990, we have partnered with high schools, community-based organizations, and families to provide mentoring and experiential opportunities, and expand college support services for students from low-income backgrounds.
It’s a long-term investment—the journey begins in their sophomore year of high school and continues through college graduation, and beyond. It takes time, money, and a commitment to closing the educational gap.
And it works.