SEATTLE Sophomore Group Mentoring

Summer Search Seattle group mentoring program, in its current version, was launched in 2023 in response to student requests for more community with other Summer Searchers. During Sophomore Group, you will build relationships with other Summer Searchers, establish expectations & group norms, and prepare for your summer experiences.

Group is scheduled by the High School Program team, and you will work with two mentors once a month in-person. Group is a required part of the Summer Search program; however, we know things can get busy so you can miss up to two per academic year.

Small Group vs Event Based vs Caseload

We provide three versions of group mentoring that you will participate in throughout the year. Each are equally beneficial in helping you grow as a person and build community with others.

  1. Small group: Small group consists of five to twelve participants either at your school or a cohort you opted into that meets regularly either at your school, virtually, or another consistent location to participate in group mentoring curriculum.
  2. Event based: Event based consists of region-wide activities and are held off campus at venues we reserve to provide you with community and resources towards your life goals. Some examples include Community Building Day, Like a Boss, and more!
  3. Caseload: Caseload consists of group mentoring sessions with your assigned mentor and all students on their caseload. This allows you to build a stronger connection with those in your grade and older who work with the same mentor.

Sophomore Group Calendar 2023-2024


  • Winter Party:
     December 20, 2024 (optional)


  • None


  • Family Orientation Workshop: 
    • Evergreen: Feb 14, 2024
    • Foster: Feb 21, 2024
    • Highline: Feb 17, 2024
    • Lindbergh: Feb 28, 2024
    • Renton: Feb 29, 2024
    • Tyee: Feb 22, 2024
    • Non-partner schools | March 1, 2024
      (Summer Search Seattle Office)


  • Community Building Day: March 29, 2024


  • Community Hike: April 27, 2024


  • None


  • Summer Send Off: June 15, 2024


  • Ice Cream Social: TBD, 2024


  • Welcome Back Celebration: August 28, 2024


  • Transitioning to Junior Year:
    • Evergreen: TBD, 2024
    • Foster: TBD, 2024
    • Highline: TBD, 2024
    • Lindbergh: TBD, 2024
    • Renton: TBD, 2024
    • Tyee: TBD, 2024
    • Non-partner schools: TBD 2024

Group Mentoring on Summer Search CONNECT

Once you have completed the first nine steps in enrollment, you'll be able to register for Summer Search CONNECT. It not only serves as a career and college readiness resource, but it also is the platform we use to provide materials you need for group mentoring. You can always visit this page to find the direct link to your school's group mentoring page on Summer Search CONNECT.



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