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  • 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......

  • We’ve changed our name, but our mission and values are the same. After two decades of leveraging peer influence to guide more students to higher education, we’ve adopted a name that reflects the power of youth activation. Why the new name? Our new name is......

  • 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,......

  • Powered by PeerForward, hosted by Facebook Education, and led by a design team of student activators, the Youth Activation Summit will be held April 26-27, 2018 in Menlo Park, Calif. The summit will convene 100 of the nation’s most influential youth and education leaders representing......

  • 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......

  • Complex and expensive interventions to close the college degree attainment gap between higher-income students and lower-income students have not yet succeeded. Could it be that a crucial and powerful tactic – the power of peer influence –  has been overlooked for far too long? Inside......

  • For decades, progress toward closing the gap in higher education achievement between high-income and low-income students has practically been nil. At PeerForward, we believe students in low-income communities can change that. Student leadership is the solution. When systems serving youth adopt this mindset, the world......

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We’ve changed our name, but our mission and values are the same. After two decades of leveraging peer influence to guide more students to higher education, we’ve adopted a name that reflects the power of youth activation. Read more