The Peer Leader

National Advisory Board Dinner Inspires PeerForward

Last week, tucked into the corner room of the Harvard Club of New York, lifelong supporters of PeerForward gathered. The heavily carpeted hallways could barely contain the laughter and delight coming from the Presidential Room. Within its amber-colored walls, Alumni, Newcomers, Writing Coaches, College Coaches,... 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 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

Deloitte Supports FAFSA Completion Success at PeerForward Schools

Deloitte has been a long-time supporter of PeerForward and our push to increase early FAFSA completion in PeerForward partner schools. This work is vital to increasing the number of students from low-income communities who get to and through college, as students who file the FAFSA early are shown to... Read More

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Summer Volunteer Hannah Tall

“Being a summer volunteer with PeerForward isn’t something you do once and forget about it. It’s a movement that you’re now part of, that you’ve made your mark on and you walk away feeling valuable and loved,” says regular summer workshop volunteer Hannah Tall. Tall, a... Read More

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WV Lincoln County High School Peer Advocacy

The PeerForward team at Lincoln County High School in West Virginia has been trained to self-advocate and to advocate for others. Recently, the team put together an engaging video they presented to school administration to make the case to continue PeerForward, which has been successful... Read More

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In Appreciation: Eugene Lang

PeerForward notes with great respect the passing of Eugene Lang, an investor who made a spontaneous promise to students in a Harlem school to pay for their college education. “Mr. Lang blazed a trail for committed community leaders to connect with, and make a difference... Read More

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Volunteer Joseph Tavares

College Summit Volunteer Joseph Tavares recently shared why he travels from his work base of Jakarta, Indonesia to donate his time and talents assisting College Summit summer workshops each year. Tell us about your personal college journey. “My grandparents immigrated from the Cape Verde Islands... Read More

Volunteer Kevin Naiker
Volunteer Kevin Naiker

Meet Kevin Naiker, Director of College Coaching who went from anti-Apartheid activist to college access educator, now teaching at Howard Community College. I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, during the Apartheid era. Education was considered a luxury for African Americans. Certainly not a... Read More

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Partner School Confluence Preparatory Academy

This summer, four seniors from Confluence Preparatory Academy traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, with their College Summit teacher, Haley Brueck, for a PeerForward leadership workshop they’ll never forget. PeerForward is an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of today’s youth by connecting them to college and... Read More

Spotlight: PeerForward Coach Quincy Jones
PeerForward Coach Quincy Jones

Do you have a nickname? If so where does it come from? Yes my friends call me Q which is just short for Quincy.  Where did you grow up? Tell me about what that was like? I grew up in Cincinnati, OH, which was a very... Read More

Program Evaluation Manager Maggie Morrow
Program Evaluation Manager Maggie Morrow

Do you have a nickname? My legal name is Maggie. Maggie is usually short for Margaret – but not in my case. I don’t have a nickname.  Where did you grow up? I grew up on a cattle ranch in northeastern New Mexico. My high... 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