Summer Search finds resilient low-income High School students and provides them with scholarships for experiential trips, weekly mentoring, one-on-one college counseling and a lasting support network. We provide these services with one goal: to make sure our students graduate from college.
Simply put, Summer Search works and our numbers back this up: 85% of Summer Searchers graduate college or on track to do so.
I have had the honor of working as a mentor and Outreach Coordinator for Summer Search for over two years. Mentoring a caseload of 25 students on a weekly basis has been one of the most challenging, satisfying and proudest things I have done in my life.
Every day I am constantly blown away by the life challenges our students overcome, their motivation and determination to succeed, and their willingness to push themselves out of their comfort zones.
This year, 22 of my students whom I have mentored weekly since their sophomore year will graduate from high school and go on to college. They have traveled all over the United States and the world and engaged in the mentoring to better understand themselves and how they adapt to challenges.
I have seen my students grow so much over the past two years. Working with them has been one of the best experiences of my life.
I am running the marathon to push myself the way I have seen my students push themselves. Additionally, I am running this marathon to raise money in order to provide many more Boston Public School Students with these opportunities.
Any dollar you give goes directly to helping Summer Search youth be successful in college and beyond. Thank you so much for your support!