The Peer Leader
Movement

Meet Rex Okonkwo

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... 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

Congratulations to First Year Forward’s Outstanding Ambassadors!

This month, PeerForward wrapped up the final implementation period of its three-year pilot evaluation program, First Year Forward, the SMS-based research project aimed to assess whether virtual, text-based mentorship could be a useful tool for increasing college matriculation rates from year one to year two.... Read More

PeerForward Welcomes Coaches-in-Training

Second Cohort of Coaches-in-Training Begin their Journey  On April 11, PeerForward officially ushered in a new cohort of Coaches-in-Training, marking our second year of recruiting a group of promising young leaders to continue their journey with us as futurePeerForward Coaches. The following six PeerForward alumni comprise our newest Coaches-in-Training cohort:  Aloysia “AJ” Jean ... Read More

Loreal Latimer & the Infinite 8

Loreal Latimer and the Infinite 8: A Reflection on the journey to Become a PeerForward Coach.   In 2014, eight young professionals embarked on a journey of learning and leadership together. They came from around the nation to dedicate themselves to serving low-income communities with... Read More

PeerForward Summer
Workshops 2019

Power of Peer Leaders

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College Summit is now PeerForward!

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