The Peer Leader

FAFSA First: PeerForward Teams Launch FAFSA Campaigns Around Oct 1 Launch

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) just opened on Oct 1, and already we’re seeing PeerForward teams firing off their “FAFSA First” campaigns like never before. From hosting info sessions at night to tabling during lunch, Peer Leaders utilize every moment they can to motivate their peers to file the... 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 Teams Setting Big Goals for New School Year

It’s a new school year, bringing with it a new set of trained Peer Leaders ready to fire off campaigns to get their peers to and through higher education.  For our high school PeerForward teams, the year begins with goal-setting meetings, where teams join together... Read More

PeerForward Teams Make Final Push for Early FAFSA Completion

The earlier students file the FAFSA, the more federal aid is available to be them. Further, research shows that filing the FAFSA early increases a student’s likelihood of college enrollment by 50%.  That’s why PeerForward teams work hard to encourage peers to complete the FAFSA before March 1, an early... Read More

PeerForward Teams Ignite Campaigns to Increase Career Awareness

Students who make a connection between going to college and achieving career goals are six times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree, according to research by the Bridgespan Group. That’s why our Peer Leaders are going the extra mile to make sure their peers know the wealth of career... 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

Showing (stylishly) the way to success!

Peer Leaders at Lake Marion High School in Santee, South Carolina are gearing up their peers for postsecondary success with an extra, stylish flair. Before parting for holiday break, this PeerForward team hosted “Fashion Forward,” a fashion and talent show where students showcased professional wear for the careers they... Read More

Northeast HS Peer Leaders Use Creative Videos to Boost Their Campaigns

The PeerForward team at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, Pa. is building the movement with creative new videos to boost their college-going campaigns in their high school. We spoke with the team’s Co-Social Media Manager, Peer Leader Jerry Noel, to hear more about their latest video’s inspiration and production.  ... 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