Summer Search Boston
3840 Washington St.
Summer Search Boston provides low-income high school students with mentoring, summer experiences, and college advising, so they gain the skills to succeed in college and dramatically improve their life prospects.
The mission of Summer Search is to find resilient low-income high school students and inspire them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year- round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network.
We envision a world where every young person has the opportunity to develop the confidence, character, and skills to complete college and become leaders who transform communities. Each piece of the Summer Search model builds upon the others to provide opportunities and support that few low-income youth would otherwise receive: Year-round mentoring by full-time trained staff builds students’ resilience, helping them learn to cultivate relationships, become self-reflective, and navigate the challenges in their lives. Full scholarships to summer experiential education programs like Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School strengthen students’ follow-through, leadership, and problem solving, all of which translates to success in high school and college. Individualized college and financial aid advising helps students pursue post-secondary school. Resources for students in and after college support strong academic performance, college persistence, and career exploration.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
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