To ensure early identification of potential issues in students’ education, Summer Search works with schools and students to create open communication about academic standings. Summer Search needs volunteer assistance to assess and strengthen relationships with schools and develop a set of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) or data sharing agreements with each district/school.
Examples of work to be performed:
- Review current relationships with each District/School
- Draft MOUs/Data Sharing Agreements for each District/School and seek feedback from key stakeholders
- Work with Summer Search staff team to secure FERPA forms for each student and batch that information back to the student
Stronger relationships and more communication and data sharing between Summer Search and Districts/Schools will strengthen individualized mentoring plans, college advising and, ultimately, each student’s success.
More about Summer Search’s Programs:
Each piece of the Summer Search model builds upon the others to provide opportunities and support that few low-income youth would otherwise receive:
- Year-round mentoring by full-time trained staff builds students’ resilience, helping them learn to cultivate relationships, become self-reflective, and navigate the challenges in their lives.
- Full scholarships to summer experiential education programs like Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School strengthen students’ follow-through, leadership, and problem solving, all of which translates to success in high school and college.
- Individualized college and financial aid advising helps students pursue post-secondary school.
- Resources for students in and after college support strong academic performance, college persistence, and career exploration.