Achieving Success and
Paying it Forward

Our Alumni are the Best Inspiration and Support

PeerForward has influenced the lives of more than 350,000 young people, creating a national network of alumni who serve as our ambassadors, our volunteers, and our PeerForward staff. PeerForward alumni are the best inspiration and support for students following in their footsteps on the path to and through higher education.

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First Year Forward

With support from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, PeerForward launched the First Year Forward program, a free program for incoming college freshmen pursuing a degree from a two or four-year accredited college or university. Alumni are strongly encouraged to serve as First Year Forward Ambassadors, sending assigned freshman students information, reminders, support, and advice on how to navigate the first year of college—all through weekly text messages.

Congratulations to our Outstanding Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 school year! Rocio Siri, Richenet LaFleur, and Julio Gonzalez-Hernandez went above and beyond the call of duty to bring our students the support and advice needed to have a successful freshmen year in college. Read what each had to say about serving as an Ambassador here.

If you are interested in the First Year Forward program, sign up here!

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Become a Leader

PeerForward thrives because of the thousands of alumni who help us inspire future generations with peer leadership. For years, PeerForward alumni have served in numerous roles, assisting students during workshops on their journey to become Peer Leaders. PeerForward builds on the experience and leadership of our alumni through four specific roles that make up the Alumni Support Team: Operations Specialist Captain, Operations Specialist, Peer Support Specialist Captain, and Peer Support Specialist.

The Alumni Support Team is vital to every workshop. Alumni selected for these roles commit to supporting students and ensuring that all Peer Leaders attain the their workshop goals. All team members offer advice, encouragement and reassurance to students throughout their workshop experience.

Apply for an Alumni Support Team position here!

The Movement

The Class of 2020 is #MovingForward

Our graduating high school Peer Leaders are taking the next big step on their postsecondary path, and we’re thrilled to commemorate this milestone with them! That’s why we launched our #MovingForward campaign, a social media celebration of the colleges, military paths, and exciting opportunities our senior Peer Leaders are pursuing next. Check out their postsecondary paths: Read More

Meet Tyler Marie, Our Alumni Spotlight.

College and Major: Howard University ‘20, Finance Workshop: University of  Baltimore County, 2015 Workshop Roles: Peer Support Specialist – UMBC, 2016   Why was it important for you to come back and serve on an Alumni Support Team?  It’s the smallest things that make the... Read More

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Our Alumni Council Helps Us Continually Improve PeerForward

The National Alumni Council is a board made up of PeerForward alumni members who advise our staff and Board of Directors. The Council also collects feedback from their alumni peers to improve the overall PeerForward alumni experience.

National Alumni Council

Omezie Omeokwe, Chair
New York

Michael Ferron, Vice Chair
New York

Jenadra Harvey, Secretary
Connecticut

Aadon Penny
New York

Antoine Tate
California

Vanessa Munoz
California

Baja Poawui
Maryland

Rex Okonkwo
Maryland

Chantae Edwards
New York

Daniel Perez
Colorado

Emily Coleman
Maryland

Flavio Guzman
California

Inna Sall
New York

Phillips Percy
New York

Tamika Gordon
Maryland

Jamie Enge
Illinois

Kadene Pitter
Connecticut

Kendra Yates
South Carolina

Nhi Truong
California

Tellyshia J. Winbush
Ohio

Shenickey DeGannes
New York

Peace Nwagbo
Florida

Raphael Crawford 
Washington, D.C.

Rocio Siri Garcia
New York

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