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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

Three Cheers for Our Devoted Volunteers

If you’ve ever experienced a workshop, then you know first-hand that our volunteers play a pivotal role impacting hundreds of students each year. Whether they’re bright-eyed college students, dedicated alumni, or wholehearted, wise professionals, volunteers arrive at our workshops each year eager to guide our... Read More

The New York Times features PeerForward

  PeerForward is excited to be featured in David Bornstein’s recent New York Times article, “The Power of Student Peer Leaders.” As part of the NYT column “Fixes,” the article highlights our peer-to-peer method as a unique and effective solution for closing the gaps of postsecondary achievement for... Read More

PeerForward Teams Kick-off the New School Year Strong!

Lake Wales High School Peer Leaders with Coach Cornelius Williams excited for their goal-setting meeting PeerForward teams have hit the ground running as the new school year begins across the country! Coaches and Peer Leaders have already begun convening for goal-setting meetings to start planning... Read More

Hartford Foundation Highlights Youth Activation Summit

This April, we co-hosted the first-of-its-kind Youth Activation Summit in partnership with Facebook Education, gathering more than 200 youth, educators, and nonprofit leaders from across the country who are inspired to create meaningful change in their communities. From that Summit, both youth and adults who... Read More

Fossil Foundation Puts Spotlight on Our Powerful Peer Leaders

Our Peer Leaders are the lifeblood of the PeerForward movement. Taking on the role is no small feat: not only are Peer Leaders working hard to get themselves to college, they’re making sure their peers are equipped for postsecondary success, too. In doing so, our... Read More

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