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Nationwide, approximately 16 million youth will reach age 19 without ever having a mentor. We're here to change that statistic by way of one of the longest, most thorough, (and definitely) most caring mentorship programs in the country.
Our IN-Depth Mentorship Philosophy
Summer Search’s comprehensive mentorship program is designed to support students from their sophomore year in high school into adulthood. We help with academics, social skills, career development, and financial well-being. Our mentors are trained to help students reflect on their lives in such a way that their purpose becomes more clear.
We don't have volunteer mentors. Every mentor in our program is a paid, fully-trained staff member.
lONG LASTING RELATIONSHIPS
Our program is a 7-9+ year commitment. We're passionate about supporting our students and our longevity reflects that.
thERE WHEN YOU NEED US
Students don't just need support in school. They need emotional, financial, career, and personal guidance. We're here for them.
We're prepared to support many students who take on extra obligations for their family which can create stress and anxiety.
Conflict Transformational Skills
High school is a prickly time. Our mentors are trained in conflict transformation and can help mediate any problems that arise.
Our mentors help students reflect on their past and help them become deeply proud of their identities.
Trauma is something many students struggle with. Thankfully, our mentors are trained and ready to help positively cope.
Young people need to know they are not alone – they need one on one, caring relationships with adults they can rely on.
Finding Your Purpose & Goal Setting
We take an individualized approach to mentorship to ensure we support our students unique goals and aspirations.
Mentorship Success Stats
say their mentor helped them set and pursue goals.
say their mentor encouraged them to believe in themselves.
say their mentor supported their success in school.
say their mentor was a positive role model.
say their mentor shared life lessons and values.
HOW WE SUPPORT OUR MENTORS
Our mentoring model holds the well-being of both students and staff at the center with a singular goal: Thriving! We believe that to support students to thrive, we must support our staff to do the same. As a mentor, our investment in you includes:
Ready to Join Our Team?
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