February 7, 2018

We’re excited to announce that Summer Search has been named a finalist in The Atlantic’s The Renewal Awards! This is a nationwide competition recognizing local organizations driving positive change in their communities and bringing progress to the country.

Summer Search is nominated under the Youth Empowerment category, which highlights our commitment to empowering young people with the strength, confidence, and skills to become successful in school and in life.

Summer Wilderness TripA group of Summer Search high school students on a summer wilderness experience.

Voting begins today and runs through Wednesday, February 21, at TheAtlantic.com/Renewal-Awards. We are listed under the Youth Empowerment category. You can vote for an organization of your choice on the second page of the voting survey, and then you’ll be able to vote for Summer Search on the following page.

The five organizations with the most votes will each receive a $20,000 grant and five runners-up will each get a $10,000 grant, funded by Allstate Insurance Company.

So, we need all the votes we can get! Winning one of those grants will help us support our amazing students on their journeys toward becoming first-generation college graduates and socially responsible leaders.

High School GradsNew York City Summer Searchers celebrate at their high school graduation.

Here’s How You Can Help

1. Vote for Summer Search! We are listed on the third page of the online form. Voting ends February 21.

2. Share this news and encourage your network to vote for Summer Search. Every vote matters!

About The Renewal Awards

The Renewal Awards are related to The Renewal Project, a social-first website and newsroom spotlighting people and organizations advancing social good and contributing to civic innovation across the country. In fact, they recently published a story on our favorite philanthropic football player — Philadelphia Eagles defensive end, and two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long — and the work he is doing to support and partner with Summer Search.

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