The Peer Leader

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

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

Inspiring New Peer Leaders Trained at 2019 Daemen College Summer Workshop

This August, our newest group of Peer Leaders took Daemen College by storm with great energy, passion, and leadership for their 2019 Summer Workshop.  This incredible group of 76 rising high school seniors came together from 21 high schools in New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Michigan for a weekend that was nothing short of transformational. Here, Peer Leaders... Read More

Peer Leaders are “Beating the Odds” with Michelle Obama and Reach Higher

Peer Leaders Zipporah Sewell (left) and Nadiyah Williams (right).   When Peer Leaders Zipporah Sewell and Nadiyah Williams graduated from Charles H. Flowers High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland this summer, they never imagined Michelle Obama would be giving them personal advice and encouragement as they prepared to... 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

2019 Summer Workshops Kick off at Washington College

This July, PeerForward ignited the power of positive peer influence at Washington College to train a new cohort of Peer Leaders in our first Summer Workshop of 2019. Here, 91 Peer Leaders from 23 high schools in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and New York... Read More

Celebrating Deloitte 2019 Impact Day

PeerForward was honored to participate in the 20th annual Deloitte Impact Day June 7, when professionals from Deloitte volunteer with nonprofits across the country to make an impact and contribute to meaningful causes in their community. PeerForward has benefitted from Deloitte Impact Day volunteers for... 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