Summer 2020 Workshops

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our young people, we are offering online/digital learning opportunities throughout the summer.

Summer Search High School and Post-Secondary Students: you can explore our list of Supplemental Summer Workshops below. To register, you will need your personal 18-character registration code (reach out to your mentor with questions).

*Please note that workshop dates and times listed on this page are subject to change.

Online Summer Workshops

For Everyone (National)

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Workshops available for all Summer Search students, regardless of location (listed chronologically).

Being Healthy in Your Mind, Body and Soul is the New COOL!
Date & Time: July 8, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: Join Health & Life Coach Natasha "Coco" Benitez to begin exploring, "What is your Why?" To be your absolute best self, WHY should we practice personal nourishment, positive body talk, self love, eating for energy, daily mindfulness, and non-judgmental curiosity? Let's listen, talk, engage with one another on the significance of our health and happiness!

Tolu and Avere Present: "Open Mic Afternoon"
Date & Time: July 9, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: From Philly mentors Tolu and Avere, this will be a creative and performative space for you to bring any talents you have. This can be singing, rapping, poetry, instrument playing, spoken word, and many other forms of art. This is for all levels and walks of life and a judgement-free zone. Sign up if you want a fun, stimulating, and relaxing outlet during your day and feel connected with your Summer Search community. Bring whatever you may need to perform or share your art. We will provide the music and will take requests! We welcome individuals to come even if they aren't interested in sharing a talent but willing to respectfully join this space and be entertained.

What's Next for YOU?! Exploring Post-Sec. Pathways w/ OnTrack
Date & Time: July 14, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: During this workshop, you will learn about the different options that are available to you after high school. By the end of the workshop, you will...
• Know what options are available for you to pursue after high school,
• Understand how each post-secondary option matches may or may not align with your goals and interests,
• Begin to consider questions that will help you to analyze what post-secondary option may be the best choice for you so that you can plan for your post-secondary goals properly.

World Travel & Living Abroad with Philly Mentors Carlos & Alex
Date & Time: July 15, 4pm EST / 1pm PST
Description: Come learn about studying abroad, international travel, and means of doing so! We'll provide information about pathways and programs to engage with the world, and hear from Alex and Carlos about their experiences and dive into what cultural exchange can look like! Encouraged but optional: Bring an object to share from outside your city/state.

Career Panel (Finance)
Date & Time: July 15, 5-6pm EST / 2-3pm PST
Description: Join us for a Finance Industry Career Panel! Panelists will discuss their current roles, education, and career pathways and respond to participant questions. Feel free to bring questions or submit beforehand to Bethany, bnelson@summersearch.org.

Moderator:
• Hilary Lindemann — Vice President, General Atlantic (NYC Associate Board, Co-Chair)

Panelists:
• Kevin Sun — Analyst, 3G Capital (NYC Associate Board)
• George Nunez — Investment Banking Analyst, Wells Fargo (Summer Search Alumnus)
• Shuchi Chaturvedi — Research Associate, Shenkman Capital (NYC Associate Board)
• Barma Urashima — Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, Estee Lauder Companies
• Dewayne Louis — Founding Partner, ARP Investments (NYC Board Member)
• Emily Verklin — Director, MetaProp Ventures (NYC Associate Board)

Arts & Design Industries Career Panel
Date & Time: July 16, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: Please join us for our Career Panel featuring the Arts and Design Industries to hear from Summer Search alums and community members. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it?s like to do what they do, and challenges and successes along the way. This career panel will feature careers related to: social media management, architecture, performing arts, and more! Come with questions!

Business & Law Industries Career Panel
Date & Time: July 16, 4:30pm EST / 1:30pm PST
Description: Please join us for our Career Panel featuring the Business and Law Industries to hear from Summer Search alums and community members. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it?s like to do what they do, and challenges and successes along the way. This career panel will feature careers related to: law, finance, marketing, accounting, and more! Come with questions!

Tolu the Big Dog Presents: "Summer Search HIIT Workout"
Date & Time: July 22, 4pm EST / 1pm PST
Description: From Philly mentor Tolu, this will be a full-body workout session for all levels, and its challenge by choice! A judgement-free zone and positive vibes only!  Sign up if you want a fun, physical outlet during your day and feel connected with your Summer Search community. Bring water and loose fitting workout clothes. If you have a mat that would be great but all you need is a space to do the movements. Also, taking music requests!

Career Panel (Social & Public Sector)
Date & Time: July 22, 5-6pm EST / 2-3pm PST
Description: Join us for a Public and Social Sector Career Panel! Panelists will discuss their current roles, education, and career pathways and respond to participant questions. Feel free to bring questions or submit beforehand to Bethany, bnelson@summersearch.org.

Moderator:
• Carrie Gonzalez — Adjunct Professor and Museum Educator (Summer Search Alumnus)

Panelists:
• Jay Arzu — Founder, Friends of the Concourse (Summer Search Alumnus)
• Marcela Maldonado — Land Steward, Nature Conservancy (Summer Search Alumnus)
• Jess Francois — Manager of Volunteer Relations, Sanctuary for Families (Summer Search Alumnus and NYC Associate Board Member)
• Scott Thomas — Co-founder, Arbor Brothers (NYC Board Member)

Racial Trauma: How To Heal From Racism
Date & Time: July 23, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: Facilitated by Maddie Lam, SS Alum and Deva Healing Center leader, participants will focus on how they can contribute to a more liberated world for all beings, especially young People of Color (POC); especially in support of Black people, Black communities, and Black lives. During this revolution for racial justice, Maddie aims to offer a space for people to unpack, process, and reground themselves. Our connection to life purpose is strongest when we are rooted in the betterment of humanity. Let us re-imagine our culture, rooted in love.

Education & Social Sector Career Panel
Date & Time: July 23, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: Please join us for our Career Panel featuring the Education & Social Sector Industries to hear from Summer Search alums and community members. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it's like to do what they do, and challenges and successes along the way. This career panel will feature careers related to: teaching, criminal justice, and more! Come with questions!

STEM Industries Career Panel
Date & Time: July 23, 4:30pm EST / 1:30pm PST
Description: Please join us for our Career Panel featuring the STEM Industries to hear from Summer Search alums and community members. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it?s like to do what they do, and challenges and successes along the way. This career panel will feature careers related to: engineering, healthcare, and more! Come with questions!

Filmmaking 101 — A Beginners Guide to Professional Filmmaking
Date & Time: July 27, 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Description: Are you interested in making a professional film but don’t know how or where to start? Director Syed Hasan will show you how you can create a professional film from home! Syed will provide a step-by-step guide on how he created and released his Hurricane Harvey documentary called '100 Boats' on iTunes and Amazon! Syed will review the equipment you need to get started, the editing software he uses, and a few tips and tricks on how best to use the resources you already have at hand to create a professional film from home!

Things I Wish I Knew About Money
Date & Time: July 28, 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Description: Please join us for an interactive workshop that will cover the tips and tricks of budgeting, saving, investing, and spending, in order to prevent students from making many financial mistakes as they enter into the workforce. Presented by Clayton (CJ) Wolfe Jr — Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual and Jacky Akpan, CPA — Senior Accountant at 1315 Capital.

How to Buy Your First Home with Sylvia Watts McKinney & Adam Oliva
Date & Time: July 29, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: This workshop will be fun and engaging, Using games created by Adam Oliva, we will help you understand how to buy your first home! Topics will cover: defining deposits, understanding interest rates, creating a relationship with a lender and insurance company, selecting a real estate broker, becoming a landlord, and talking about what redlining means. Please bring a picture (mental or physical) of your dream home and a calculator. These will be interactive games and a chance to win prizes too!

Blackness, Race, and Gender (Emphasis on Masculinity)
Date & Time: July 29, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: Participants will watch short clips and read short excerpts, followed by brief analyses + real world examples by the facilitator. They will then discuss in small groups and come back for large group discussion. Facilitator is a Black male doctoral student student in black studies who focuses on Black liberation. While this workshop should be of particular interest to Black men, the information has implications for everyone's understanding of and engagement with their own race and gender.

Career Panel (IT/Tech)
Date & Time: July 29, 5-6pm EST / 2-3pm PST
Description: Join us for an IT and Tech Career Panel! Panelists will discuss their current roles, education, and career pathways and respond to participant questions. Feel free to bring questions or submit beforehand to Bethany, bnelson@summersearch.org.

Moderator:
• Isaac Lliguin — Enterprise Account Executive, Spot.io (Summer Search Alumnus)

Panelists:
• Charlie Blank — Consultant, Infor (NYC Associate Board)
• Akiem Rose — IT Consultant Manager, Ernst & Young (NYC Associate Board)
• Joseph Darza — Enterprise Account Executive, Blackline (Summer Search Alumnus)
• Ana Maria Ordonez — Solutions Architect, Equinix (SS Corporate Supporter)
• Lison Jullien — Customer Success, Amperity (NYC Associate Board)

Creatively Connecting with Purpose: Career Skills and Life-Planning
Date & Time: July 30, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: Led by Bri from Deva Healing Center, participants will engage in activities designed to explore personality styles, career-building skills, and ways to create their own vision and personal branding/mission statement.

MyPath Presents Credit Foundations 101
Date & Time: July 30, 3pm EST / 12pm PST
Description: In today's economy, a credit score opens doors or closes them, and all too often young adults from low-income communities have no credit or have damaged credit. During this workshop, young adults will learn the foundations of the credit cycle, how credit is reported, and best practices to support positive credit management. These principles can support in opening doors to quality employment, quality financial products, entrepreneurship, and housing.

Dear Homeland: Film Screening
Date & Time: July 30, 7pm EST / 4pm PST
Description: Together with the director, we will watch the documentary Dear Homeland, which explores one woman's journey toward finding her musical and political voice as an undocumented immigrant. Afterward, we will have a discussion between students, teachers and director of the film to consider the themes of home, belonging, and community. Learn more and watch the trailer here: https://dearhomelandfilm.com/

Financial Literacy/Management (Intro — High School Focused)
Date & Time: August 4, 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Description: Learn the essential skills around taking control of your finances. What should you know today for a successful tomorrow? This workshop is specifically targeting the needs of high school students.

Career Panel: Advertising, Media & Marketing
Date & Time: August 5, 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Description: Join us for an Advertising/Media/Marketing Industry Career Panel! Panelists will discuss their current roles, education, and career pathways and respond to participant questions. Feel free to bring questions or submit beforehand to Justin, jrobinson@summersearch.org.

Moderator:
• Andy Pacheco — OOH Planner & Buyer, Publicis Media (Summer Search Alumnus)

Panelists:
• Aissa Gueye — Writer and Creative Director (SS Community Member)
• Alice Marvillet — Vice President General Manager Travel Retail Worldwide, Estée Lauder Companies (SS Corporate Supporter)
• Crystal Sai — Director Global Brand Activation, Estée Lauder Companies (SS Corporate Supporter)
• Joseph Reed — Marketing Specialist (Summer Search Alumnus)

Being a Responsible Citizen of the World
Date & Time: August 6, 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Description: Summer Search and Global Routes are partnering together on this workshop to explore what it means to be a responsible citizen of the world today. Explore pathways to expand your worldview, ethical travel, reduce your carbon footprint, and ensuring that the dollars you are spending are supporting local communities both while at home and while traveling.

HBCUs — Are They Right for You?
Date & Time: August 12, 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Description: For generations, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been more than an academic institution for Black people in this country and our global community — it's been a home away from home. Current students walk the same grounds as many historical Black figures that have cemented their name in history — such as Toni Morrison, Marian Wright Edelman, Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, Oprah Winfrey, and even Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). HBCUs have provided spaces for Black and Brown students to explore their blackness and intersectionality in a community with other Black and Brown people. Come learn about the experiences, the lessons, and the advice from alumni of different Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This panel discussion will be moderated by Alfonso who is a NYC mentor and Howard University alumnus. Feel free to bring questions to the panel or send questions beforehand to abeale@summersearch.org.

Considering Graduate School Panel: Guidance from Summer Search Alumni
Date & Time: August 13, 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Description: A selection of Summer Search alumni and community members from a range of graduate school backgrounds will come together to discuss what to consider when you're thinking of pursuing graduate school and give advice on how to research programs, what to look for in a school, tackling the application process, required admissions tests, and available resources. No matter what field you are interested in, this discussion is for you!

Financial Management (Intermediate — Post-Secondary Focused)
Date & Time: August 19, 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Description: How do I save for the future while covering today’s expenses? Why would I start thinking about retirement when it seems so far away? How do I put together a budget and is it really that important? Is all debt bad? Summer Search NYC Associate Board member Jenni Humes from JPMorgan Chase & Co. will be answering these questions and more in a workshop designed for those who have some familiarity with money management but anyone looking for tips is encouraged to attend.

College Essay Writing Tips and Guidance
Date & Time: August 26, 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Description: Build the skills you need to write a college essay that stands out and grabs your readers attention. How to talk about your life without sharing too much? No matter where you are in the process, this workshop is for you. Lead by Paul Moses who is a former Newsday City Editor and was a former professor of journalism at Brooklyn College as well as the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He was the lead writer on a Newsday team that won the Pulitzer Prize.

Bay Area

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Workshops available for Summer Search Bay Area students, (listed chronologically).

Skillset: How to Ask for What You Want
Date & Time: July 7, 3pm PST
Description: Explore why asking for what you want is important. Discuss what we have regretted not asking for. Learn techniques and tips on how to ask for what we want to improve our lives personally, in school, and in a work setting. Think of what you want and practice asking for it in the workshop. Develop a lifelong skill that will serve you in every area of your life.

A Big Mood You
Date & Time: July 9, 1pm PST
Description: Participants will work on an activity called "A Big Mood You" where they are asked a series of questions that push them to think critically about who they are/want to be and who they think they should be. Once they have written down the answers to the questions, we will engage in dialogue about intersectionality and the role society plays in telling us who we ought to be. Participants will gain a better understanding of who they are and who THEY want to be without the limitations of societal expectations with hopes that they will be more open to continuing to reflect on this and use this as a guide to developing their career and life goals.

Fun and Connection Fridays: July 10
Date & Time: July 10, 12pm PST
Description: Full details coming soon but during these times we will do something fun together to connect over laughter and play. Examples of what we could do are playing games, watching a show or movie, or learning fun things about each other and the world.

The Prison Industrial Complex and Prison Abolition 101
Date & Time: July 14, 3pm PST
Description: The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of the prison industrial complex (PIC). The second part of the workshop will expose participants to ideas around prison abolition. This will be primarily through a discussion of transformative justice. Students will get into groups to think critically and imagine a world without the use of this form of punishment. Amid discussions of defunding and abolitionism, this workshop provides a timely and engaging discussion where students can ask questions.

Gender and Sexuality 101
Date & Time: July 16, 3pm PST
Description: In this workshop, teens will learn about the difference between gender identity, gender presentation, sexuality, and sex assigned at birth. This will be a safe and confidential space to ask respectful and curious questions about identity and have fun with other teens who are trying to learn more about the world around them. Participants will also be given space to explore their own genders and sexualities through art. NOTE: This workshop is designed for ALL teens, not just LGBTQ+ teens. Straight, cisgender, and questioning students are EXTRA encouraged to join!

How Can Ethnic Studies Help In My Future Career?
Date & Time: July 16, 12pm PST
Description: Show how Ethnic Studies changes our perceptions and assumptions about the world we live in. Participants would gain a deeper understanding of how Ethnic Studies has influenced various projects the facilitator has been a part of, ranging from social media research to teaching, to watching the news and talking to my parents. Students should want to do this workshop in order to get an introduction on how we can use Ethnic Studies to reimagine the way we navigate in society.

Fun and Connection Fridays: July 17
Date & Time: July 17, 12pm PST
Description: Full details coming soon but during these times we will do something fun together to connect over laughter and play. Examples of what we could do are playing games, watching a show or movie, or learning fun things about each other and the world.

Let's Talk Money! Financial Planning Tools & Skills
Date & Time: July 21, 1pm PST
Description: Financial planning is helpful at any point in life and planning for your financial future can be as important as planning for your career. There are actions and resources you can start using today to be smart with your money. In this workshop you will learn about various budgeting tools and financial planning strategies.

Lets Get Down to Business: Art as an Economy
Date & Time: July 21, 3pm PST
Description: This workshop will explore the marketing strategies and network management behind making a career out of your hobby. In this workshop, we are defining art as any creative, original endeavor that has value to you or a consumer such as: wood working, paintings, accessory making, graphic design, or weaving as some examples.

Career Panel & Exploration
Date & Time: July 22, 12pm PST
Description: Participants will hear from several panelists across different fields on topics such as how our panelists discovered their careers, what they like/dislike about the job, a typical day, and what skills/education are required. Throughout, we'll ask students to reflect on their own strengths/interests and how those match up with the requirements for each of the careers. There will be time for ample questions as well. The panel will include members from finance, tech, marketing, healthcare, etc.

Always Here: A Brief Overview of Queer and Trans History
Date & Time: July 22, 3pm PST
Description: This workshop explores the history of queer and trans people in the United States, the links between gender and sexuality and colonialism and repression, and the many ways that queer and trans people — especially queer and trans people of color — have resisted and created blueprints for new worlds. This workshop/webinar will move through historical time, from 1492 to 2020, from fugitive pasts to queer dreams of liberated futures.

Summer Search Alumni Panel: Careers In Social Impact
Date & Time: July 23, 12pm PST
Description: Are you looking to use your skills to make a positive impact in the world? Interested in teaching, social work, Non-profit, foundation/philanthropy, etc.? Hear from SS alumni now working in the field and their journey. Breakout rooms will allow time for Q&A.

Summer Search Alumni Panel: Careers In STEM
Date & Time: July 23, 4pm PST
Description: Looking to get into a career in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics? Hear from SS alumni now working in the field and their journey. Breakout rooms will allow time for Q&A.

Racial Trauma: How To Heal From Racism
Date & Time: July 23, 12pm PST
Description: Facilitated by Maddie Lam, SS Alum and Deva Healing Center leader, participants will focus on how they can contribute to a more liberated world for all beings, especially young People of Color (POC); especially in support of Black people, Black communities, and Black lives. During this revolution for racial justice, Maddie aims to offer a space for people to unpack, process, and reground themselves. Our connection to life purpose is strongest when we are rooted in the betterment of humanity. Let us re-imagine our culture, rooted in love.

You Got An Interview! Now What?
Date & Time: July 23, 3pm PST
Description: Get advice on how to conduct a "good interview". We will walk through a variety of dos and don'ts for interviewees and helping answer any questions that participants may have. We will then split up in pairs and interview each other. We will work with each student group to help them conduct practice interviews giving them advice on what areas they can improve on. At times interviews can be really scary, however, once you learn a few tips and tricks it will be easy to ace them.

Fun and Connection Fridays: July 24
Date & Time: July 24, 12pm PST
Description: Full details coming soon but during these times we will do something fun together to connect over laughter and play. Examples of what we could do are playing games, watching a show or movie, or learning fun things about each other and the world.

Direct Actions Strategies for Youth Activists
Date & Time: July 27, 3pm PST
Description: In this time of uprising and resistance against police brutality, racism, and other unrelenting forms of oppression, how do we understand ourselves as activists? What will be our role(s) in the movement for Black lives and justice? Mentor MJ will provide foundational knowledge about direct action (what it is, examples, and strategies) and give participants space to think about their own role in activism.

Environmentalism: Society and the Environment
Date & Time: July 28, 3pm PST
Description: Discuss the history and concepts around Environmental Justice (EJ). Cultivating connection between the society and human engineered environment to the nature. We will connect EJ to climate change and other recent events, and present various theories of what a sustainable society looks like and what changes need to be implemented to achieve a sustainable future. We will close with an interactive activity allowing participants to further discuss and generate better understanding of the relationship between humans and their environments.

Blackness, Race, and Gender (Emphasis on Masculinity)
Date & Time: July 29, 12pm PST
Description: Participants will watch short clips and read short excerpts, followed by brief analyses + real world examples by the facilitator. They will then discuss in small groups and come back for large group discussion. Facilitator is a Black male doctoral student student in black studies who focuses on Black liberation. While this workshop should be of particular interest to Black men, the information has implications for everyone's understanding of and engagement with their own race and gender.

"Public Speaking" Without Fear
Date & Time: July 29, 3pm PST
Description: The thought of speaking in front of an audience can throw normally calm and confident people into a frenzy. In this workshop, participants will get advice and feedback on ways to strengthen their public speaking skills, from techniques to ease frayed nerves to exercises that are designed to help build confidence and improve focus.

Creatively Connecting with Purpose: Career Skills and Life-Planning
Date & Time: July 30, 12pm PST
Description: Led by Bri from Deva Healing Center, participants will engage in activities designed to explore personality styles, career-building skills, and ways to create their own vision and personal branding/mission statement.

Dear Homeland: Film Screening
Date & Time: July 30, 4pm PST
Description: Together with the director, we will watch the documentary Dear Homeland, which explores one woman's journey toward finding her musical and political voice as an undocumented immigrant. Afterward, we will have a discussion between students, teachers and director of the film to consider the themes of home, belonging, and community. Learn more and watch the trailer here: https://dearhomelandfilm.com/

Fun and Connection Fridays: July 31
Date & Time: July 31, 12pm PST
Description: Full details coming soon but during these times we will do something fun together to connect over laughter and play. Examples of what we could do are playing games, watching a show or movie, or learning fun things about each other and the world.

Boston

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Workshops available for Summer Search Boston students, (listed chronologically).

MasterClass
Date(s) & Duration: Varies by course selection
Description: MasterClass is an online education platform. Students can access tutorials and lectures pre-recorded by celebrity experts in various fields.

Summer @ Brown
Date(s) & Duration: Varies by course selection
Description: At Brown University, students will have the opportunity to take one college-level course virtually. Summer @ Brown courses are rigorous, active learning experiences, designed and led by Brown instructors that replicate the seminar style learning style. Courses do not require students to log in at a set time of day. However, in order to complete the course, students have commit to about 10 hours per week.

Global Glimpse
Date(s) & Duration: June 15 - 26 (2 weeks) & August 3 - 14 (2 weeks)
Description: Students will engage in wellness exercises, community building, critical thinking, skills training, culture and story sharing, and service-learning with staff, guest speakers, mentors, and international community partners. Global Glimpse's goal is to facilitate connection and empower students to personally navigate through this challenging time and to support communities impacted by COVID-19 at home or abroad.

State Street
Date(s) & Duration: June 22 - 26 (1 week)
Description: Two Virtual Career Panels, Virtual Job Shadow, Mock Interviews, resume/linked in review, and Financial Literacy workshops all by State Street employees.

Global Youth Village
Date(s) & Duration: June 28 - July 18 (3 weeks)
Description: This program will give students the chance to make friends from across the globe, build cross cultural communication skills and develop leadership skills. Students will work in small groups with global peers and experts to address sustainable development goals such as social justice and service for all, tech for social good, crossing cultures through art, worldwide wellness, global earth warriors, etc.

Healthy Communities
Date(s) & Duration: July 6 - 24 (3 weeks)
Description: This program will allow students to make healthier decisions towards their overall body and mind. It will incorporate an understanding of what is healthy living and what does that mean in our communities, daily 30-minute exercise and tips, healthy cooking classes, and nutritional facts. This will be a 2-3-week program where students will track their progress at the end of each weeks and gain the skills to continue learning how to keep living a healthy lifestyle.

iCARE: Community Action Research Effort
Date(s) & Duration: July 6 - August 14 (6 weeks)
Description: Participants will learn about the ways critical social issues and movements are connected, better understand an issue of choice through research/reflection/community connections, and collaboratively design and present a community action project that could address their issue when implemented at a later time. This experience earns students community service hours.

WeWork
Date(s) & Duration: July 6 - 17 (2 weeks)
Description: Virtual internship where students intern with various WeWork companies for 20 hours a week.

Write Boston
Date(s) & Duration: July 6 - 20 (2 weeks) & July 27 - August 7 (2 weeks)
Description: Write Boston will guide students through the entire process of writing a strong personal statement for their college essay (from brainstorming to the end).

PIC
Date(s) & Duration: July 7 - August 14 (6 weeks)
Description: PIC provides various internship experiences to students throughout the summer. PIC requires students to complete an intake form, a resume and a cover letter. PIC students work directly with a specialist so it's important that students meet with their counselor regularly (3 meetings are required).

Career Readiness Series
Date(s) & Duration: July 7 - 23 (3 weeks)
Description: This program will allow students to gain career development skills. In addition to exploring their career interests, students will learn about the job search process, informational interviews and networking, and will gain practice filling out job applications and with mock interviews. Every student will leave this session with a completed resume.

Cooking Around the World
Date(s) & Duration: July 13 - 24 (2 weeks)
Description: Students will have the chance to participate in a cooking course that is designed to promote cultural awareness and cultural appreciation towards different cuisines. There will be guest staff members/students who will teach a class on how to make a meal from their culture. All skill levels are welcome. Each class is a mix of cooking and baking.

SS Virtual College Tours
Date(s) & Duration: July 13 - 24 (2 weeks)
Description: This program will be a compilation of virtual college tours which will include a variety of Massachussets schools and also some out of state schools. Students will become more aware of the various options for a college education. The purpose of the tours is to have college campus representatives present common tour information such as tuition, majors, campus resources, etc. Summer Search post-secondary students will also be represented so they can share information about the school as well.

Career Explorations
Date(s) & Duration: July 20 - 30 (2 weeks)
Description: Industry panels featuring professionals in a variety of roles within each industry so students can learn more about different industries and job functions within each. Interactive sessions and ability to connect with professionals and expose them to career options they did not know about. Each day would be a different industry. Identified industries: medical, legal, marketing, real estate, finance, non-profit, data/computer science, tech, biotech, politics etc. Aim for panels to feature diverse participants and aim to include people students wouldn't normally have access to. Potential for interview practice, resume building, industry case studies and work practice.

Artist Collaborative
Date(s) & Duration: July 27 - August 7 (2-3 weeks)
Description: A program featuring a variety of artists and mediums with students completing a mini project for each. Work with each artist for 2-3 days and then onto the next, incorporating discussions about importance of art in today's world (protest, historic preservation) etc. Feature projects in graphic design, recycled art, sketching, graffiti, animation, creative writing, photography/videography, speech making. While bulk will be about learning the skill and creating something, there will also be time for discussion on what art means today, how it has changed, what value it has, how in this moment of COVID-19 art is being utilized and will be utilized in the future. Potential to have each student develop a portfolio of work and have a showcase (digitally) on the Summer Search website.

New York City

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Workshops available for Summer Search New York City students, (listed chronologically).

Career Panel (Finance)
Date & Time: July 15, 5-6pm EST
Description: Join us for a Finance Industry Career Panel! Panelists will discuss their current roles, education, career pathways, and respond to participant questions. Feel free to bring questions or submit beforehand to Bethany, bnelson@summersearch.org.

Moderator:
• Hilary Lindemann — Vice President, General Atlantic (NYC Associate Board, Co-Chair)

Panelists:
• Kevin Sun — Analyst, 3G Capital (NYC Associate Board)
• George Nunez — Investment Banking Analyst, Wells Fargo (Summer Search Alumnus)
• Shuchi Chaturvedi — Research Associate, Shenkman Capital (NYC Associate Board)
• Barma Urashima — Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, Estee Lauder Companies
• Dewayne Louis — Founding Partner, ARP Investments (NYC Board Member)
• Emily Verklin — Director, MetaProp Ventures (NYC Associate Board)

Career Panel (Social & Public Sector)
Date & Time: July 22, 5-6pm EST
Description: Join us for a Public and Social Sector Career Panel! Panelists will discuss their current roles, education, and career pathways and respond to participant questions. Feel free to bring questions or submit beforehand to Bethany, bnelson@summersearch.org.

Moderator:
• Carrie Gonzalez — Adjunct Professor and Museum Educator (Summer Search Alumnus)

Panelists:
• Jay Arzu — Founder, Friends of the Concourse (Summer Search Alumnus)
• Marcela Maldonado — Land Steward, Nature Conservancy (Summer Search Alumnus)
• Jess Francois — Manager of Volunteer Relations, Sanctuary for Families (Summer Search Alumnus and NYC Associate Board Member)
• Scott Thomas — Co-founder, Arbor Brothers (NYC Board Member)

Filmmaking 101 — A Beginners Guide to Professional Filmmaking
Date & Time: July 27, 5-6pm EST
Description: Are you interested in making a professional film but don’t know how or where to start? Director Syed Hasan will show you how you can create a professional film from home! Syed will provide a step-by-step guide on how he created and released his Hurricane Harvey documentary called '100 Boats' on iTunes and Amazon! Syed will review the equipment you need to get started, the editing software he uses, and a few tips and tricks on how best to use the resources you already have at hand to create a professional film from home!

Career Panel (IT/Tech)
Date & Time: July 29, 5-6pm EST
Description: Join us for an IT and Tech Career Panel! Panelists will discuss their current roles, education, and career pathways and respond to participant questions. Feel free to bring questions or submit beforehand to Bethany, bnelson@summersearch.org.

Moderator:
• Isaac Lliguin — Enterprise Account Executive, Spot.io (Summer Search Alumnus)

Panelists:
• Charlie Blank — Consultant, Infor (NYC Associate Board)
• Akiem Rose — IT Consultant Manager, Ernst & Young (NYC Associate Board)
• Joseph Darza — Enterprise Account Executive, Blackline (Summer Search Alumnus)
• Ana Maria Ordonez — Solutions Architect, Equinix (SS Corporate Supporter)
• Lison Jullien — Customer Success, Amperity (NYC Associate Board)

Financial Literacy/Management (Intro — High School Focused)
Date & Time: August 4, 5-6pm EST
Description: Learn the essential skills around taking control of your finances. What should you know today for a successful tomorrow? This workshop is specifically targeting the needs of high school students.

Career Panel: Advertising, Media & Marketing
Date & Time: August 5, 5-6pm EST
Description: Join us for an Advertising/Media/Marketing Industry Career Panel! Panelists will discuss their current roles, education, and career pathways and respond to participant questions. Feel free to bring questions or submit beforehand to Justin, jrobinson@summersearch.org.

Moderator:
• Andy Pacheco — OOH Planner & Buyer, Publicis Media (Summer Search Alumnus)

Panelists:
• Aissa Gueye — Writer and Creative Director (SS Community Member)
• Alice Marvillet — Vice President General Manager Travel Retail Worldwide, Estée Lauder Companies (SS Corporate Supporter)
• Crystal Sai — Director Global Brand Activation, Estée Lauder Companies (SS Corporate Supporter)
• Joseph Reed — Marketing Specialist (Summer Search Alumnus)

Being a Responsible Citizen of the World
Date & Time: August 6, 5-6pm EST
Description: Summer Search and Global Routes are partnering together on this workshop to explore what it means to be a responsible citizen of the world today. Explore pathways to expand your worldview, ethical travel, reduce your carbon footprint, and ensuring that the dollars you are spending are supporting local communities both while at home and while traveling.

HBCUs — Are They Right for You?
Date & Time: August 12, 5-6:30pm EST
Description: For generations, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been more than an academic institution for Black people in this country and our global community — it's been a home away from home. Current students walk the same grounds as many historical Black figures that have cemented their name in history — such as Toni Morrison, Marian Wright Edelman, Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, Oprah Winfrey, and even Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). HBCUs have provided spaces for Black and Brown students to explore their blackness and intersectionality in a community with other Black and Brown people. Come learn about the experiences, the lessons, and the advice from alumni of different Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This panel discussion will be moderated by Alfonso who is a NYC mentor and Howard University alumnus. Feel free to bring questions to the panel or send questions beforehand to abeale@summersearch.org.

Considering Graduate School Panel: Guidance from Summer Search Alumni
Date & Time: August 13, 5-6pm EST
Description: A selection of Summer Search alumni and community members from a range of graduate school backgrounds will come together to discuss what to consider when you're thinking of pursuing graduate school and give advice on how to research programs, what to look for in a school, tackling the application process, required admissions tests, and available resources. No matter what field you are interested in, this discussion is for you!

Financial Management (Intermediate — Post-Secondary Focused)
Date & Time: August 19, 5-6pm EST
Description: How do I save for the future while covering today’s expenses? Why would I start thinking about retirement when it seems so far away? How do I put together a budget and is it really that important? Is all debt bad? Summer Search NYC Associate Board member Jenni Humes from JPMorgan Chase & Co. will be answering these questions and more in a workshop designed for those who have some familiarity with money management but anyone looking for tips is encouraged to attend.

College Essay Writing Tips and Guidance
Date & Time: August 26, 5-6pm EST
Description: Build the skills you need to write a college essay that stands out and grabs your readers attention. How to talk about your life without sharing too much? No matter where you are in the process, this workshop is for you. Lead by Paul Moses who is a former Newsday City Editor and was a former professor of journalism at Brooklyn College as well as the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He was the lead writer on a Newsday team that won the Pulitzer Prize.

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Workshops available for Summer Search Philadelphia students, (listed chronologically).

Being Healthy in Your Mind, Body and Soul is the New COOL!
Date & Time: July 8, 3pm EST
Description: Join Health & Life Coach Natasha "Coco" Benitez to begin exploring, "What is your Why?" To be your absolute best self, WHY should we practice personal nourishment, positive body talk, self love, eating for energy, daily mindfulness, and non-judgmental curiosity? Let's listen, talk, engage with one another on the significance of our health and happiness!

Tolu and Avere Present: "Open Mic Afternoon"
Date & Time: July 9, 3pm EST
Description: From Philly mentors Tolu and Avere, this will be a creative and performative space for you to bring any talents you have. This can be singing, rapping, poetry, instrument playing, spoken word, and many other forms of art. This is for all levels and walks of life and a judgement-free zone. Sign up if you want a fun, stimulating, and relaxing outlet during your day and feel connected with your Summer Search community. Bring whatever you may need to perform or share your art. We will provide the music and will take requests! We welcome individuals to come even if they aren't interested in sharing a talent but willing to respectfully join this space and be entertained.

What's Next for YOU?! Exploring Post-Sec. Pathways w/ OnTrack
Date & Time: July 14, 3pm EST
Description: During this workshop, you will learn about the different options that are available to you after high school. By the end of the workshop, you will...
• Know what options are available for you to pursue after high school,
• Understand how each post-secondary option matches may or may not align with your goals and interests,
• Begin to consider questions that will help you to analyze what post-secondary option may be the best choice for you so that you can plan for your post-secondary goals properly.

World Travel & Living Abroad with Philly Mentors Carlos & Alex
Date & Time: July 15, 4pm EST
Description: Come learn about studying abroad, international travel, and means of doing so! We'll provide information about pathways and programs to engage with the world, and hear from Alex and Carlos about their experiences and dive into what cultural exchange can look like! Encouraged but optional: Bring an object to share from outside your city/state.

Arts & Design Industries Career Panel
Date & Time: July 16, 3pm EST
Description: Please join us for our Career Panel featuring the Arts and Design Industries to hear from Summer Search alums and community members. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it?s like to do what they do, and challenges and successes along the way. This career panel will feature careers related to: social media management, architecture, performing arts, and more! Come with questions!

Business & Law Industries Career Panel
Date & Time: July 16, 4:30pm EST
Description: Please join us for our Career Panel featuring the Business and Law Industries to hear from Summer Search alums and community members. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it?s like to do what they do, and challenges and successes along the way. This career panel will feature careers related to: law, finance, marketing, accounting, and more! Come with questions!

Tolu the Big Dog Presents: "Summer Search HIIT Workout"
Date & Time: July 22, 4pm EST
Description: From Philly mentor Tolu, this will be a full-body workout session for all levels, and its challenge by choice! A judgement-free zone and positive vibes only!  Sign up if you want a fun, physical outlet during your day and feel connected with your Summer Search community. Bring water and loose fitting workout clothes. If you have a mat that would be great but all you need is a space to do the movements. Also, taking music requests!

Education & Social Sector Career Panel
Date & Time: July 23, 3pm EST
Description: Please join us for our Career Panel featuring the Education & Social Sector Industries to hear from Summer Search alums and community members. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it's like to do what they do, and challenges and successes along the way. This career panel will feature careers related to: teaching, criminal justice, and more! Come with questions!

STEM Industries Career Panel
Date & Time: July 23, 4:30pm EST
Description: Please join us for our Career Panel featuring the STEM Industries to hear from Summer Search alums and community members. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it?s like to do what they do, and challenges and successes along the way. This career panel will feature careers related to: engineering, healthcare, and more! Come with questions!

Things I Wish I Knew About Money
Date & Time: July 28, 5pm EST
Description: Please join us for an interactive workshop that will cover the tips and tricks of budgeting, saving, investing, and spending, in order to prevent students from making many financial mistakes as they enter into the workforce. Presented by Clayton (CJ) Wolfe Jr — Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual and Jacky Akpan, CPA — Senior Accountant at 1315 Capital.

How to Buy Your First Home with Sylvia Watts McKinney & Adam Oliva
Date & Time: July 29, 3pm EST
Description: This workshop will be fun and engaging, Using games created by Adam Oliva, we will help you understand how to buy your first home! Topics will cover: defining deposits, understanding interest rates, creating a relationship with a lender and insurance company, selecting a real estate broker, becoming a landlord, and talking about what redlining means. Please bring a picture (mental or physical) of your dream home and a calculator. These will be interactive games and a chance to win prizes too!

MyPath Presents Credit Foundations 101
Date & Time: July 30, 3pm EST
Description: In today's economy, a credit score opens doors or closes them, and all too often young adults from low-income communities have no credit or have damaged credit. During this workshop, young adults will learn the foundations of the credit cycle, how credit is reported, and best practices to support positive credit management. These principles can support in opening doors to quality employment, quality financial products, entrepreneurship, and housing.

Supporting Young People to Thrive.