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Volunteer Spotlight: Hana Visaya

Hana Visaya Current Occupation: Senior Project Manager, RPA Advertising Recent Workshop Role: Writing Coach Coordinator Number of Years Serving: 7 years Why did you initially decide to volunteer with PeerForward: “PeerForward found its’ way into my life during the Spring of 2013. It was still called... Read More

The Class of 2020 is #MovingForward

Our graduating high school Peer Leaders are taking the next big step on their postsecondary path, and we’re thrilled to commemorate this milestone with them! That’s why we launched our #MovingForward campaign, a social media celebration of the colleges, military paths, and exciting opportunities our senior Peer Leaders are pursuing next. Check out their postsecondary paths: Read More

Peer Leaders Adapt Campaigns in Response to COVID-19

When Peer Leaders see their classmates in need of support, they go above and beyond to help their peers through.   That remained true during these uniquely challenging final months of the 2019-20 school year. While schools shifted to online learning in response to COVID-19, Peer Leaders acted fast to understand their classmates’ changing needs, quickly strategizing new ways to help peers stay on... Read More

PeerForward’s New Podcast: “The Perfect Play”

PeerForward is excited to introduce our new podcast, “The Perfect Play,” where we share what students can do to make their next move, their best move! Led by our incredible PeerForward Coaches, each episode takes listeners through uplifting and insightful discussions on navigating college, careers,... Read More

Meet Mi’Jan, Our Alumni Spotlight

College and Major: Bowie State University ‘22, Communications Workshop: St. John’s University, 2017 Workshop Roles: Peer Support Specialist – Daemen College, 2019 Mi’Jan aka “MC” Credle is a social influencer, artist, creator, and all-around good spirit. He speaks with us about Bulldog culture at Bowie State University and... Read More

Meet Tyler Marie, Our Alumni Spotlight.

College and Major: Howard University ‘20, Finance Workshop: University of  Baltimore County, 2015 Workshop Roles: Peer Support Specialist – UMBC, 2016   Why was it important for you to come back and serve on an Alumni Support Team?  It’s the smallest things that make the... Read More

Meet Serenity Strothers, Our Alumni Spotlight

College and Major: Bowie State University ‘21, Criminal Justice Workshop: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2017 Workshop Roles: Peer Support Specialist – Washington College, 2019   Though her college journey has not been a walk in the park, Serenity is still pursuing her dreams of... Read More

The PeerForward Movement Continues to Blossom at Spring Training Camps

In the spirit of spring, PeerForward teams are blooming with new ideas on how to continue the momentum on their college-going campaigns as they near the last quarter of the school year.   In support of their continued success, PeerForward hosts Spring Training Camps to provide Peer Leaders with the opportunity to reflect, review, and recognize their impressive campaign activities. As a team, Peer... Read More

Philadelphia Peer Leaders Visit NASDAQ Office in Pa.

Peer Leaders in Philadelphia are reaching new heights! On February 19th, 14 Peer Leaders from Northeast High School in Philadelphia, Pa. were invited to the NASDAQ office in their city to get an exclusive look into the company and the exciting work happening there.   The day began with a walk-through of the NASDAQ office, where... Read More

Charles H. Flowers High School Peer Leaders Lead Session on “Positive Peer Influence: Navigating High School”

Peer influence has the power to change the course of a student’s life in high school and beyond. Our Peer Leaders are experts at using their peer influence to steer classmates in a positive direction by encouraging them to pursue postsecondary education and connecting them to the resources for a successful academic journey. The PeerForward team at Charles H. Flowers High School saw the perfect... Read More

NFL Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater Promotes PeerForward FAFSA Drive in Miami

Teddy Bridgewater, NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, is fueling the PeerForward fire at his alma mater, Miami Northwestern Senior High School! Catch him alongside Peer Leader Summer Mosley in the video below as they rally community support for their FAFSA drive in Miami, Fla.   PeerForward sends our thanks to Mr. Bridgewater for using his platform to spread awareness... 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