I got nominated for Summer Search at school (East Boston High School), and basically I've been doing it ever since my sophomore year. You get assigned a mentor and talk to them about anything you want. You talk to them once a week. Even when I graduate, I'll still get to talk to my mentors during my college years and so on.
The mentors and [Summer Search program] help you with anything. If you need help in math, they'll find you a tutor. If you need a job, they'll help you look for a job. If you have problems, you can talk to them and they'll help you through it.
In the past, I've gone on a trip to Colorado and did mountain climbing with groups of people that came from different places. Summer Search helps me with my grades, and they make sure I'm on track in school. In their office you can use computers, grab snacks, and they'll help you with your homework.
This summer, I'm going to Brown University. My mentor at Summer Search picked the program at Brown for me because she thought it would be good for me. They'll ask you what your interest is for college, and I told her it was criminal justice, and they found a college that has a summer program I am interested in. I'll be at Brown for two weeks. We will sleep in dorms, eat food, and take a class.
I want to work in criminal justice by either becoming a lawyer or working with cops or the FBI. If I like Brown, I'm going to apply there for college.