The Summer Program is the entry-way into Adelante Membership.

If you are an undocumented student in New York State, currently in 9th-11th grades, we encourage you to contact us. Our application is not open yet for the 2022 Summer Program.  Learn more about our program from last year's flyer below -- it is in both English and Spanish.

What you will gain:

  • A network of friends and mentors

  • Knowledge about College Access, from how to choose a school and apply, to getting the most support possible from an institution

  • Experience with Self-Advocacy

  • Access to apply for Adelante College Scholarships and Emergency Aid


To be a counselor, you must be committed to immigrant justice and ideally have personal or family experience with the challenges of being undocumented. Counselors stay with us for the summer program and provide important mentorship. Check back soon for summer 2021's application, and contact us if you would like to join our interest list.


Applying to join us as a student is easy. We first ask you to tell us a bit more about yourself on a written application and to fill out necessary forms. We are looking for undocumented students who think Adelante will make a real difference in their lives and can commit to the program. Then, a member of the planning committee will interview you and answer any questions you and your family have.

Once we invite you to join, we will ask you and your parent or guardian to sign permission forms in order to secure your spot.


Committee members help make the program happen. Tasks include securing speakers and trips for the program, acting as a mentor to students, fundraising, and developing materials for the website and social media platforms. We are looking for dedicated leaders who can devote the necessary time for monthly calls, more frequent planning sessions in the spring, and independent work on tasks. Contact us to inquire.