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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

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

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

Inside Higher Ed Features the Power of Peer Influence

Complex and expensive interventions to close the college degree attainment gap between higher-income students and lower-income students have not yet succeeded. Could it be that a crucial and powerful tactic – the power of peer influence –  has been overlooked for far too long? Inside... Read More

Brookings Institution Highlights PeerForward Success

The prestigious Brookings Institution featured the success of our PeerForward model as a promising, innovative approach to expanding college access and improving public education. “While by no means a silver bullet, students themselves may be an untapped resource that could help transform our public schools,”... Read More

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EdWeek Guest Blog: Can Students Do More?

The core belief of PeerForward is that the power of positive peer influence can help drive up college enrollment and attainment rates for high schools serving students in low-income neighborhoods. In a guest blog post on EdWeek.org, co-authored by our CEO and Co-founder Keith Frome and... Read More

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PeerForward Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review

We are honored to be featured in the prestigious Stanford Social Innovation Review for our recent work redeveloping our business model to serve more students. The article focuses on two organizations that seem to have nothing in common – PeerForward (formerly known as College Summit)... Read More

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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