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PeerForward on Today with Hoda & Jenna

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Gary Z. Linnen CEO of PeerForward
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On their Feel Good Today segment, Today with Hoda & Jenna put their spotlight on PeerForward. In this uplifting segment, we follow PeerForward CEO, Gary Z. Linnen, and Dariel Vasquez, Brothers@ Co-Founder and CEO as they visit Peer Leaders at Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change.

Ten years ago, Dariel attended a PeerForward workshop where Gary served as his Coach. With PeerForward’s training and Gary’s mentorship, Dariel felt empowered to make a change in his collegiate community. He co-founded Brothers@, a student-led high-school retention and college persistence organization.

Gary and Dariel remind us that it only takes one person to make a difference. You can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of first-generation, students of color when you support PeerForward.

Gary Z. Linnen headshot with blue suit jacket“We are thriving and sometimes people just don’t see us, but we see each other.”

— Gary Z. Linnen, CEO, PeerForward