As most of you know, I have worked at Summer Search for 12 years and I care deeply about the work this organization is doing. 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 including 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.
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.
The commitment Summer Search made to them cannot stop now.
I don't reach out to you for support of Summer Search often, but I am TODAY because I believe Summer Search students need our support now more than the ever have before
Through the end of April, we have donors willing to match contributions. Your donation of $500 or more will be DOUBLED, and donations of $2,500 or more will be TRIPLED.
Thank you for considering including Summer Search in the list of organizations you are supporting right now.