SUMMER SEARCH: UNSTOPPABLE
Summer Search has been supporting young people from low-income backgrounds to become educated, thriving young adults for 30 years - and now this support is more critical than ever. The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is creating rippling repercussions for Summer Search’s students and families — such as loss of school lunches, loss of hourly-wage jobs, lack of paid sick leave, uncertainty for students returning home from college, and shuttering of small family businesses. With schools and other support systems closed, Summer Search has become one of the few constants young people can count on for the support they need.
Summer Search remains committed to supporting more than 500 young people and their families in South King County through the pandemic. This requires Summer Search to address urgent needs for basic needs like groceries, utilities, and housing and we anticipate more needs arising. It also requires Summer Search to remain unstoppable in what we do best: mentoring.
Why now and why Unstoppable? Because our young people’s progress cannot stop in the face of this challenge. Their paths to graduations, college, rewarding careers, and thriving cannot stop now. The vision they have set out for themselves cannot stop now.
The commitment Summer Search made to them cannot stop now.
This is why we are asking for your support TODAY.
When you donate to Summer Search, you help young people discover the power and resilience within themselves. The power to be unstoppable. Your generous support opens doors for high school students with high potential but little access to the privileges society often requires to achieve upward mobility. Our comprehensive program gives Summer Search students sustained, holistic support from high school, through post-secondary college and career pursuits and beyond so that they thrive in adulthood.
Help Summer Search unlock a $200,000 Matching Challenge Grant! Thanks to generous Matching Challenge contributors, all donations of $500 or more will be DOUBLED, and donations of $2,500 or more will be TRIPLED.
ABOUT SUMMER SEARCH
Summer Search is a youth development organization creating greater equity by empowering young people from low-income backgrounds to become purpose-driven leaders who are financially stable, in a family-sustaining career and civically engaged.
At Summer Search, we believe our world is better off when everyone can discover their purpose. Yet, for too many bright young people, obstacles unfairly block their search. Every day we connect students to expansive opportunities. And we show them they possess not just the talent, but also the inner strength to carve their place in the world. Because when each of us cultivates the power and courage inside us, we become unstoppable.