SUMMER SEARCH & SAP CONCUR
At SAP Concur we believe in creating a world of good. In 2018, SAP Concur selected Summer Search as its national Community Impact Partner and has since provided student-facing technology needs on a national scale, hired Summer Searchers as interns and employees, executed capacity-building projects as part of our Social Sabbatical program, and engaged in direct volunteer opportunities in Seattle and the Bay Area. SAP Concur was proud to be the Presenting Partner for the Summer Search Seattle Luncheon, which was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More recently, SAP Concur committed $150,000 to Summer Search to support the organization through its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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. As schools and other support systems close, Summer Search will be 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 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.
In supporting Summer Search, you help students 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.
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.