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Prince George’s County, MD Adopts PeerForward District-wide

One of the nation’s largest school districts, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) just outside of Washington, D.C., just announced that beginning this spring, all 29 high schools in the county will launch the PeerForward program. “We recognize that graduating our high schools is not... Read More

Alumna Kaneisha Wheelock
Meet Kaneisha: Options Are Better Than Limitations

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Kaneisha Wheelock Perez shares her journey. When did you become a Peer Leader? What was your summer workshop experience like? I became a Peer Leader in the summer of 2008 at South Carolina State University. I... Read More

Alumna TaMarcia Braggs-George
Meet Tamara: Have a Post-Secondary Plan

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Tamara Braggs-George shares her journey. When did you become a Peer Leader? What was your summer workshop experience like? I believe that my PeerForward experience helped mold me into the woman, educator, daughter, sister and... Read More

Alumnus Vincent Pendarvis II
Meet Vincent: Navigating the College Process

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Vincent Pendarvis II shares his journey. When did you become a Peer Leader? What was your summer workshop experience like? I became a Peer Leader during the summer of 2009 at Presbyterian College in South... Read More

Alumnus Ramon Gomez
Meet Ramon: Developing a College-Going Culture

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Ramon Gomez shares his journey. When did you become a Peer Leader? What was your summer workshop experience like? I had the great fortune of becoming a Peer Leader in the summer of 2010 entering... Read More

Alumna Aloysia Jean
Meet Aloysia: Have Confidence in Yourself

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Aloysia Jean shares her journey. When did you become a Peer Leader? What was your summer workshop experience like? My Peer Leader workshop was at Yale University in 2012. I remember being so excited to... Read More

College Summit Alumni 2013
Meet Melanie: The Comradery Stood Out

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Melanie Gonzalez shares her journey. When did you become a Peer Leader? What was your summer workshop experience like? I became a part of PeerForward in my junior year of high school, through the college seminar... Read More

Alumna Zakiya Jackson
Meet Zakiya: College is Worth the Struggle

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Zakiya Jackson shares his journey. When did you become a Peer Leader? What was your summer workshop experience like? I became a Peer Leader in 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley. My workshop experience... Read More

Alumna Venesa Coger
Meet Vanesa: Put Yourself Out There

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Vanesa Coger shares her journey. When did you become a Peer Leader? What was your summer workshop experience like? In the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity to attend a PeerForward workshop at... Read More

Alumna Daisha Overstreet
Meet Daisha: PeerForward Gave Me Options

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Daisha Overstreet shares her journey. When did you become a part of PeerForward? Please share about your summer workshop experience? My Peer Leader Workshop was at Marshall University in the summer of 2012. I’ve stayed... Read More

Alumna Ayont Young
Meet Ayont: Persevere, You Will Adapt

PeerForward highlights the college and career pathways of a different alum of our unique Peer Leader program. When did you become a part of PeerForward? Please share about your summer workshop experience? I started being engaged with PeerForward the summer before my senior year. I went... Read More

Alumna Scophia Flemming
Meet Sophia: PeerForward Has Been Family To Me

PeerForward alumni have followed many career paths and found much success. Here, Sophia Flemming shares her journey. When did you become a part of PeerForward? Please share about your summer workshop experience? I became a part of PeerForward back in 2009, the summer before my senior year... 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