Impact on Philadelphia
For the 2020-2021 year, Summer Search Philadelphia will:
Provide 130 high school students with professional mentoring and transformational summer experiences.
Provide 129 post-secondary students with on-going supports in navigating all aspects of college life, career coaching, and internship placement.
Have 142 incredible alumni in our network thriving in school, work, and life.
Our school and community partners are the behind-the-scenes heroes and the starting place for every Summer Search journey. They introduce us to students who demonstrate self-reflection, agency, empathy, follow-through, and adaptive skills — the seeds for success in school and life — which are cultivated throughout our program.
Our Philadelphia Schools and Community Partners
Bodine High School for International Affairs.
Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School.
Franklin Learning Center.
Furness High School.
Kensington Health Sciences Academy.
KIPP Dubois Collegiate Academy.
Mariana Bracetti Academy.
Mastery Charter School Pickett Campus.
Olney Charter High School.
Roxborough High School.
Ways To Get Involved
JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP
There are many groups that are active in working to advance our mission for Summer Search Philadelphia: Board of Directors, Leadership Council, the Summer Search Alumni Board and the Associate Board (Young Professionals).
PARTICIPATE ON AN EVENT COMMITTEE
We rely on our committees to help us execute thoughtful and successful events. Events currently include the Philadelphia Business Leaders Breakfast (fall) and the Leadership Dinner (spring).
VOLUNTEER AS A CAREER COACH
Our Career Coach program offers the opportunity for experienced, professional volunteers to work directly with Summer Searchers by supporting their career exploration and helping them develop the hard and soft skills required to secure an internship or job.
PROVIDE IN-KIND EXPERTISE & NEEDS BASED PROJECTS
Volunteers are essential in helping us complete projects beyond our reach. Provide your vital skills to Summer Search in your field of expertise for specific projects or needs.
BECOME AN ANNUAL DONOR
Our work would not be possible without the support of our generous community of donors. Your annual gifts enable us to continue this work and provide professional mentoring and summer experiences to more and more students each year.
INTRODUCE US TO YOUR NETWORK
As our program grows, so must our community of support! Host a table at our Leadership Dinner or your own cocktail party. Introducing us to your network is an invaluable chance for us to meet friends as driven to support students as we are.