The Peer Leader

PeerForward 2019 Fall Semester Highlights

The holidays are near, and nothing warms us more than looking back at all our Peer Leaders have accomplished so far this school year.  At the high school level, Peer Leaders have been busy supporting their peers as they fill out college applications, file for... Read More

Meet Rex Okonkwo

With PeerForward, I always feel at home and I never feel lost. What’s Your Why? I want to give back. Growing up I really didn’t have a role model apart from my father. My older brother wasn’t someone I really wanted to be. So, now... Read More

Gary Z. Linnen to lead PeerForward as new CEO

PeerForward is pleased to announce long-time leader in the organization, Gary Z. Linnen, will become its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Linnen, currently serving as Managing Director for Program Operations and Innovation, will be responsible for leading PeerForward as it creates new ways to scale... Read More

National Advisory Board Dinner Inspires PeerForward

Last week, tucked into the corner room of the Harvard Club of New York, lifelong supporters of PeerForward gathered. The heavily carpeted hallways could barely contain the laughter and delight coming from the Presidential Room. Within its amber-colored walls, Alumni, Newcomers, Writing Coaches, College Coaches,... Read More

PeerForward Teams Fired Up at Fall Training Camps

Fall is here, and just as the temperatures are getting cooler, PeerForward teams are turning up the heat on their college-going campaigns to encourage their peers to plan for life after high school. To best support them along the way, PeerForward hosts seasonal Training Camps... Read More

FAFSA First: PeerForward Teams Launch FAFSA Campaigns Around Oct 1 Launch

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) just opened on Oct 1, and already we’re seeing PeerForward teams firing off their “FAFSA First” campaigns like never before. From hosting info sessions at night to tabling during lunch, Peer Leaders utilize every moment they can to motivate their peers to file the... Read More

PeerForward in College Welcomes New Peer Leaders

Through the journey of becoming a Peer Leader, students often find they have far more in common with their peers than they originally recognized. The same is true for the five new members of the PeerForward Movement. This past Friday, five students from two-year campuses... Read More

PeerForward Teams Setting Big Goals for New School Year

It’s a new school year, bringing with it a new set of trained Peer Leaders ready to fire off campaigns to get their peers to and through higher education.  For our high school PeerForward teams, the year begins with goal-setting meetings, where teams join together... Read More

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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