Summer Search Bay Area is seeking a Program Associate to mentor a caseload of approximately 35-40 high school students, building long-term 1:1 relationships through high school to graduation and on to post-secondary. Taking a student-centered and critically informed approach, this person will utilize Summer Search’s unique mentoring methodology, prepare students for two challenging summer experiences, and support post-secondary readiness and matriculation. Through regular 1:1 conversations and facilitated group activities, the Program Associate will partner with students to provide support of the many facets of students’ lives, which includes conversations about school, family, friends, race, class, gender, sexuality, summer programs, and more.
About SUMMER SEARCH
While young people from low-income communities – who are disproportionately young people of color – face systemic inequities in school, in the workforce, and in life, they possess unique strengths, resilience and tremendous potential. When provided with support and resources, these young people fulfill their potential and achieve success in school, work and life.
Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports young people to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. We aim to unleash the potential of our young people while also building a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities.