The Peer Leader

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

PeerForward Leaders Share and Learn at National Convenings

PeerForward takes pride in the depth of knowledge and skills that our staff bring to our mission every day. Recently, three key PeerForward leaders shared their knowledge and insights and learned from others at the following two prestigious gatherings. 2019 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit  American... Read More

PeerForward Teams Successfully Complete Spring Training Camps

We’re welcoming springtime in true PeerForward fashion with our seasonal Spring Training Camps! This is a time for Peer Leaders, Advisors, and Coaches to gather together for another productive training and celebrate great progress made.   At this mid-point in the spring semester, teams are making final campaign plans,... Read More

Brother International Corporation hosts PeerForward Career Day

On March 21, Brother International Corporation hosted 25 Peer Leaders from New York City schools Global Learning Collaborative, Shuylerville Preparatory High School, and Thurgood Marshall Academy at their Bridgewater, New Jersey headquarters for a special PeerForward Career Day event.  The day was comprised of small group sessions where Peer Leaders heard firsthand... 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

Education Excellence Features PeerForward’s Gary Linnen and Keith Frome

  “Stop seeing students as problems to be solved and start seeing students as problem solvers.”   -Keith Frome, CEO and Co-founder, PeerForward    Education Excellence is an exciting new podcast highlighting innovative solutions to common issues educators face. The latest episode centers on PeerForward as a cutting-edge solution for providing students... 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

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

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

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

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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