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  • Our Managing Director of Program Implementation, Raquel Figueroa, was recently featured in an interview with Comcast Newsmakers on the need for better postsecondary preparation for students at low-income high schools, and how our organization works to improve outcomes for these students. When asked about the......

  • If you’ve ever experienced a workshop, then you know first-hand that our volunteers play a pivotal role impacting hundreds of students each year. Whether they’re bright-eyed college students, dedicated alumni, or wholehearted, wise professionals, volunteers arrive at our workshops each year eager to guide our......

  • There’s an app for almost anything these days; that includes apps for finding scholarships, applying for financial aid, and exploring different career paths!   Built on the idea that these apps can be used to aid the college-going campaigns Peer Leaders are running at their schools, PeerForward organized an App-a-Thon for teams......

  •   “We learned the most influential person to a 17-year-old is another 17-year-old, and it struck us this might be a key to addressing systemic educational inequity at scale.”  -Keith Frome, PeerForward Co-founder and CEO    What makes PeerForward so unique in today’s college access field? Backed by research and 20+......

  • This July, PeerForward ignited the power of positive peer influence at Washington College to train a new cohort of Peer Leaders in our first Summer Workshop of 2019. Here, 91 Peer Leaders from 23 high schools in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and New York......

  • This Summer, more than 300 students joined the PeerForward movement. Students traveled from California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia to spend four days transforming their perspectives on college, self-worth, and their ability to change the world around them. Our 315......

  • By Victoria Navarro and Keith Frome When we – we policy-makers, funders, non-profit CEOs, educational leaders, academics – when we discuss higher education inequity, we speak the language of numbers. Sincerely and passionately, we express the urgency of mission by spewing statistics. We say things like:......

  • Every movement needs an audience to share and spread its message. The same goes for the PeerForward Movement our Peer Leaders are working hard to build in each of our partner schools.    That’s why, during the month of October, PeerForward ran the Build the Movement Challenge, a social media contest exclusively for PeerForward teams......

  • PeerForward was recently recognized with the 2019 Big Think Lumina Prize for Postsecondary Education Innovation – Judge’s Choice Award.  We were invited to Big Think studios in NYC to tell the world about the work PeerForward has done over the past two decades to guide high school students to higher......

  • On March 21, Brother International Corporation hosted 25 Peer Leaders from New York City schools Global Learning Collaborative, Shuylerville Preparatory High School, and Thurgood Marshall Academy at their Bridgewater, New Jersey headquarters for a special PeerForward Career Day event.  The day was comprised of small group sessions where Peer Leaders heard firsthand......

  •   “You don’t do this alone. None of us do this alone. That’s why we put this together, because we want you all to understand how many people have your back.” -Michelle Obama   College Signing Day lands each year on May 1, marking the......

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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