Summer Search Philadelphia seeks a Program Associate to manage a caseload of approximately 35 high school students, build relationships, and provide mentoring through a combination of group facilitated and 1:1 conversations from sophomore year through senior year of high school. Program Associates utilize Summer Search’s unique in-depth mentoring methodology, prepare students for rewarding summer experiences, support post-secondary readiness, matriculation, and career pathway exposure. Program Associates partner with students to provide individualized 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.