The Peer Leader

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

2019 Summer Workshops Were a Success!

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... Read More

PeerForward Hosts Princeton PICS Summer Intern

For three consecutive years, PeerForward has proudly hosted summer interns from Princeton University through the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) program. The PICS program was founded by Princeton alumni in 1996 to encourage students to engage in meaningful summer internship opportunities that contribute to nonprofit and civic service work being done... Read More

Inspiring New Peer Leaders Trained at 2019 Daemen College Summer Workshop

This August, our newest group of Peer Leaders took Daemen College by storm with great energy, passion, and leadership for their 2019 Summer Workshop.  This incredible group of 76 rising high school seniors came together from 21 high schools in New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Michigan for a weekend that was nothing short of transformational. Here, Peer Leaders... Read More

Peer Leaders are “Beating the Odds” with Michelle Obama and Reach Higher

Peer Leaders Zipporah Sewell (left) and Nadiyah Williams (right).   When Peer Leaders Zipporah Sewell and Nadiyah Williams graduated from Charles H. Flowers High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland this summer, they never imagined Michelle Obama would be giving them personal advice and encouragement as they prepared to... 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