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Peer Leader August Taylor Takes the Stage at VPP All-Stars Night

On April 6, 2019, our partners at Venture Philanthropy Partners celebrated their 19-year legacy of bringing meaningful philanthropic investment and change to the Greater Washington region at their All-Stars Night. Our own “all-star” Peer Leader, August Taylor from Suitland High School in Md., was chosen... Read More

Celebrating our Peer Leader Presidents

Yesterday, we honored our nation’s leaders on Presidents Day. Today, join us in celebrating the more than 750 PeerForward Peer Leaders who are working hard to drive change in schools across the country. Our Peer Leaders know how to influence their peers, to make and... Read More

Mid-Year Reviews Showing Positive Results at PeerForward Schools

Follyvi Dossa (L), Moses Matos (C), Patrick Brito (R), Peer Leaders at Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change in NYC. At PeerForward schools across the country, mid-year reviews are underway. These in-depth reviews are a time for Coaches, Advisors, Principals, and Peer Leaders to gather and reflect... Read More

Ruby Noboa is Going Places

Meet Ruby, she’s a seventeen-year-old PeerForward Peer Leader at The Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science. She’s a Bronx native, though you can feel her influence way beyond her neighborhood. In the last couple of years, she’s held a walk-out against gun violence... 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

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Meet Olawunmi: Peer Leader Racks Up Acceptances

Congratulations to Peer Leader Olawunmi Akinlemibola at Duval High School in Prince George’s County! Olawunmi has been accepted to more than 14 schools, including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Duke and the University of Pennsylvania. Now, college planning, she’s busy deciding which school to attend. Olawunmi is... Read More

Meet Izzy: Of Peers and Pirouettes

Next fall, Izzy, a senior and Peer Leader at Lake Wales Charter High School, is heading to Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. She earned a tennis scholarship and looks forward to the student-athlete life, but she very nearly went in another direction. Dance was Izzy’s first... Read More

Cornelius, a PeerForward advocate
Meet Cornelius: I’m Living Proof

Imagine a still lake on a sunny day. A single drop of rain hits the water’s surface and ripples begin to appear. I am a ripple. On Aug. 24, 2009, a friend changed the course of my life. As senior year in high school loomed... Read More

Dendy, first-generation college student
Meet Greg: What First-Generation College Students Want

College Summit alumnus, Gregory Dendy of Washington, D.C., shares his experience as a first-generation college student with The Atlantic. Gregory finds the role of leader quite comfortable; he is planning on being the U.S. Attorney General someday. 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