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Congratulations to First Year Forward’s Outstanding Ambassadors!

This month, PeerForward wrapped up the final implementation period of its three-year pilot evaluation program, First Year Forward, the SMS-based research project aimed to assess whether virtual, text-based mentorship could be a useful tool for increasing college matriculation rates from year one to year two.... Read More

PeerForward Wins Lumina Prize for Postsecondary Education Innovation

PeerForward is thrilled to announce we are the winners of the Lumina Prize Judge’s Choice Award for postsecondary education innovation. The contest, run by Big Think and sponsored by the Lumina Foundation, sought to find the next big ideas to improve education and training outcomes after high school.  We are pleased... Read More

PeerForward Welcomes Coaches-in-Training

Second Cohort of Coaches-in-Training Begin their Journey  On April 11, PeerForward officially ushered in a new cohort of Coaches-in-Training, marking our second year of recruiting a group of promising young leaders to continue their journey with us as futurePeerForward Coaches. The following six PeerForward alumni comprise our newest Coaches-in-Training cohort:  Aloysia “AJ” Jean ... Read More

Loreal Latimer & the Infinite 8

Loreal Latimer and the Infinite 8: A Reflection on the journey to Become a PeerForward Coach.   In 2014, eight young professionals embarked on a journey of learning and leadership together. They came from around the nation to dedicate themselves to serving low-income communities with... Read More

Peer Leader August Taylor Takes the Stage at VPP All-Stars Night

On April 6, 2019, our partners at Venture Philanthropy Partners celebrated their 19-year legacy of bringing meaningful philanthropic investment and change to the Greater Washington region at their All-Stars Night. Our own “all-star” Peer Leader, August Taylor from Suitland High School in Md., was chosen... Read More

PeerForward Leaders Share and Learn at National Convenings

PeerForward takes pride in the depth of knowledge and skills that our staff bring to our mission every day. Recently, three key PeerForward leaders shared their knowledge and insights and learned from others at the following two prestigious gatherings. 2019 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit  American... Read More

PeerForward Teams Successfully Complete Spring Training Camps

We’re welcoming springtime in true PeerForward fashion with our seasonal Spring Training Camps! This is a time for Peer Leaders, Advisors, and Coaches to gather together for another productive training and celebrate great progress made.   At this mid-point in the spring semester, teams are making final campaign plans,... Read More

Brother International Corporation hosts PeerForward Career Day

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... Read More

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College Summit is now PeerForward!

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