The Peer Leader

Education Excellence Features PeerForward’s Gary Linnen and Keith Frome

  “Stop seeing students as problems to be solved and start seeing students as problem solvers.”   -Keith Frome, CEO and Co-founder, PeerForward    Education Excellence is an exciting new podcast highlighting innovative solutions to common issues educators face. The latest episode centers on PeerForward as a cutting-edge solution for providing students... Read More

Celebrating our Peer Leader Presidents

Yesterday, we honored our nation’s leaders on Presidents Day. Today, join us in celebrating the more than 750 PeerForward Peer Leaders who are working hard to drive change in schools across the country. Our Peer Leaders know how to influence their peers, to make and... Read More

PeerForward Teams Ignite Campaigns to Increase Career Awareness

Students who make a connection between going to college and achieving career goals are six times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree, according to research by the Bridgespan Group. That’s why our Peer Leaders are going the extra mile to make sure their peers know the wealth of career... Read More

Mid-Year Reviews Showing Positive Results at PeerForward Schools

Follyvi Dossa (L), Moses Matos (C), Patrick Brito (R), Peer Leaders at Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change in NYC. At PeerForward schools across the country, mid-year reviews are underway. These in-depth reviews are a time for Coaches, Advisors, Principals, and Peer Leaders to gather and reflect... Read More

Ruby Noboa is Going Places

Meet Ruby, she’s a seventeen-year-old PeerForward Peer Leader at The Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science. She’s a Bronx native, though you can feel her influence way beyond her neighborhood. In the last couple of years, she’s held a walk-out against gun violence... Read More

Showing (stylishly) the way to success!

Peer Leaders at Lake Marion High School in Santee, South Carolina are gearing up their peers for postsecondary success with an extra, stylish flair. Before parting for holiday break, this PeerForward team hosted “Fashion Forward,” a fashion and talent show where students showcased professional wear for the careers they... Read More

Northeast HS Peer Leaders Use Creative Videos to Boost Their Campaigns

The PeerForward team at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, Pa. is building the movement with creative new videos to boost their college-going campaigns in their high school. We spoke with the team’s Co-Social Media Manager, Peer Leader Jerry Noel, to hear more about their latest video’s inspiration and production.  ... Read More

Announcing the Build the Movement Challenge Winners

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... Read More

Peer Leader Named PGCPS Scholar of the Week

Peer Leader, Daelyn Waters, from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland was recently named Scholar of the Week in her school district! Read about what makes this Peer Leader so exceptional in her spotlight on the Prince George’s County Public Schools’ website... Read More

Fall Training Camps are underway!

Across the country, PeerForward teams have been convening for Fall Training Camps! This is a time for Peer Leaders to come together with other teams, Advisors, and Coaches to continue prepping their college-going campaigns and engage in team-building exercises. By learning more about team dynamics and collectively working through... Read More

PeerForward Gala Celebrates the Power of Peers

Our PeerForward family of students, alumni, educators and staff gathered Tuesday, October 16, with nearly 200 supporters at the InterContinental Barclay in New York City to celebrate the power of positive peer influence at the annual PeerForward Gala. With the generosity of our supporters, we raised... 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