Create 
Futures With

#SummerSearchNoCeilings

For bipoc and 1st gen students overcoming unjust obstacles that unfairly block them from their search to define their purpose and reach their dreams.

Our Students Breakthrough
Ceilings in their Formative Years

Our 7-year program guides students through their formative years from age 15 to 22+ through immersive mentorship, educational opportunities, summer adventure experiences, and professional development.

Racial Injustice

Maddie Lam

“My first summer experience with DEVA Soul Journeys totally revolutionized my life.”

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RACIAL INJUSTICE

Our commitment to fostering self-awareness, confidence, and opportunity during our students’ formative years leads many to heal from the racial injustices they experience on a daily basis so that they can thrive into the future.

Career Opportunity

Obinna Nwadike

"When you’re in high school and they send you on Outward Bound with people you’ve never met, in the middle of nowhere, you can’t just say, “I’m going home.” I learned that I could tackle any challenge placed in front of me from Summer Search.”

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Our extensive post-secondary mentorship includes career training, financial counseling, internship matching, and professional development.

Mentorship

Lawrence Phillips

"I was a good student, but still wasn't confident. I didn't know what my options were for my future. When joining Summer Search, the mentoring forced me to unravel what made me myself, to understand more about me."

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MENTORSHIP 

Our 7-9 year mentorship program gives students foundational support they can count on. 95% said their mentor helped them set and pursue goals.

Education

Brenda

"This summer, I met incredible individuals, had the opportunity to challenge myself mentally and physically, and began to recover from past trauma that I used to avoid talking about."

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EDUCATION

68% of our students earn a bachelor’s degree compared to 21% of their peers. They also graduate with $20k less debt and 80% feel "optimistic" about future job opportunities.

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We are inspired by the ways the Summer Search community adapted to continue serving our students in a year with so much uncertainty and countless challenges.

Your Impact
on us

68%

68% of our students earn a bachelor’s degree compared to 21% of their peers. They also graduate with $20k less debt.

80%

80% of alumnus feel 'optimistic' about future job opportunities, compared to the national average of 65%

95%

Our 7-9 year mentorship program gives students foundational support they can count on. 95% of Summer Searchers said their mentor helped them set and pursue goals.

3X

Compared to a national sample of adults in the U.S., alumni were 3× more likely to report responses on a measure of emotional, social, and psychological well-being consistent with ‘flourishing.’

For our Students,

Your Donation creates...

Entrepreneurs

Racial Justice Healing

1st Generation "firsts"

Life-changing adventures

Together,
We Are Unstoppable

Every Summer Searcher, be they student, alumni, employee, donor, volunteer, or board member, invests in each other and themselves.

The power of Summer Search comes from our depth of support, programmatically and financially.

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