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In the 2016-2017 School year, PeerForward began exploring a novel intervention to one of higher education’s most pressing problems: student persistence. The numbers tell a grim story. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, among 2011-12 first-time beginning postsecondary students, nearly one out of...

Peer Leaders at Lake Marion High School in Santee, South Carolina are gearing up their peers for postsecondary success with an extra, stylish flair. Before parting for holiday break, this PeerForward team hosted “Fashion Forward,” a fashion and talent show where students showcased professional wear for the careers they...

Congratulations to our Outstanding Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 school year! These three individuals 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. Each Ambassador shared their own personal college...

PeerForward was built on the belief that high school students can solve challenges in their schools and communities, reshaping the future for their classmates and creating a positive learning culture of hope and promise. We recently combined our deep experience coaching and training young adults...

Co-founder and CEO Keith Frome and Brooklyn Prep student Sadeiki Lumsden rang the bell to open the Nasdaq market on Monday, April 16. It was an honor to “ring the bell of opportunity,” as Frome described it, and a wonderful opportunity to share the news...

Rituals define a school. In the mornings at Lake Wales High School, their entire school, grades 9-12, gathers in their gym where they forge their community through presentations and multi-media and in-person performances. It is the major platform for the Lake Wales PeerForward team to stage their college-going campaigns,...

By any measure, this past month has been monumental for our organization. We changed our name to PeerForward. We co-hosted with Facebook Education a first-of-its-kind convening of youth activators, educators, nonprofit leaders, and researchers at Facebook headquarters. And we began to see fantastic  year-end results...

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to unlocking funds to pay for college. Yet each year 2.3 million low-income students never apply. But at the American Sign Language and English Secondary School in New York City, where many students are...

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