High School -> Graduation -> Always -> Together!

From your sophomore year of high school through graduation* and beyond, we will always have your back.

*99 percent of our Class of ’23 high school seniors earned their diplomas!


Never fly alone.

We are your Mentors, 9,039 fellow Summer Searchers, and thousands of supporters who care about you and your success, however you define it!

At our core, Summer Search empowers your path towards economic prosperity and meaningful, purposeful lives.

How can we best serve you?


1:1 Mentoring

As a Summer Searcher, you are expertly paired with your own full-time, professional Mentor and enjoy 1-on-1 mentoring conversations to create the plan that’s best for you.

College?* Gap year? Starting a business? We help you fly your own way!

*In 2023, 97 percent of our high school seniors were accepted to college!

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Next Up: Group Mentoring


Group Mentoring

You’ll also join group mentoring sessions where you’ll connect with your Mentor and a small group of your fellow Summer Searchers.

You’ll engage in activities, reflection, and discussion to support your development, explore careers and financial literacy, or vibe to the latest banger on Spotify…it’s up to y’all!

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Next Up: Experiential Learning


Experiential Learning

Guided by your mentor, Summer Searchers are awarded two experiential learning scholarships where you’ll participate in challenging and empowering opportunities for growth and connection. Get ready to depart your comfort zone AND have all the fun!

After your sophomore year in high school, most Summer Searchers head outdoors and experience a hiking/backpacking adventure you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Your second summer ranges from outdoor expeditions to cultural and service trips or academic or career-related programs.

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Next Up: Legit CONNECTs



Continue your experiential learning through CONNECT, Summer Search’s OFFICIAL online community.

On CONNECT, you’ll find internships, full- and part-jobs, workshops, events, coaching, groups, and more…all for Summer Searchers and Summer Searchers alone!

Plus, your Communities in the Bay Area, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Seattle become your local launch pads, offering fellowship and IRL + virtual events with people who care about you and your success.

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Next Up: Alumni Network


Alumni Network

As an Alum (and ALWAYS a Summer Searcher!), you’ll join our Alumni Network and link up with thousands of Summer Searchers around the world.

Every few years, we descend upon the Alumni Summit & Leadership Conference, where you reconnect, rediscover, and reignite with other Summer Searchers, staff, and programming that matters to your life and career.

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Next Up: 1:1 Mentoring

Ready. FLY!

Interested? Tap here, answer a few questions, and someone who cares will reach out!

Welcome to the NEW!

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