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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

Peerfoward Alumna Hannah Pauley
Meet Hannah: Neither of My Parents Went to College

Neither of my parents went to college. My dad pretty much worked his fingers to the bone making a life for me and my siblings. But in the last month of my sophomore year, he died suddenly from a heart attack. I decided not to... Read More

Alumnus Giovanni Mentor
Meet Giovanni: Overcoming Roadblocks to Get to College

Coming from Haiti, my family was not familiar with things like FAFSA or college applications. With the help of College Summit, I began the college application process – but then hit a large roadblock. When I took my first application home to my grandmother, she told me the devastating truth that I was undocumented. Read More

Alumna Shantae J. Edwards
Meet Shantae: Because of PeerForward, I Felt Like an Expert

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Shantae J. Edwards shares her journey. When did you become a part of PeerForward?  I kicked off my PeerForward journey in the Summer of 2002 at Loyola-Columbia University in Chicago. I was able to attend... Read More

Alumnus Carlos Amaya
Meet Carlos: PeerForward Opened My Eyes to My Own Self-Worth

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Carlos Amaya shares his journey. When did you become a part of PeerForward? If you attended a Summer Workshop, please share your experience. I attended my PeerForward Summer Workshop at the University of Miami in... Read More

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WV School System Recognizes PeerForward Peer Leaders

The director of federal programs for Lincoln County High School recently warmly praised the PeerForward program, which began at the Home of the Panthers this past school year. Director Kirk King was speaking at the May 17, 2016 regular session of the Lincoln County Board... Read More

Alumnus Daniel Perez
Meet Daniel: Becoming a Peer Leader Was Life Changing

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Daniel Perez shares his journey. When did you become a part of PeerForward? If you attended a Summer Workshop, please share your experience. I attended my PeerForward workshop in 2006 at USC. The experience of... Read More

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Moises Urena

PeerForward Summer Workshop 2018

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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