Brookings Institution Highlights PeerForward Success
The prestigious Brookings Institution featured the success of our PeerForward model as a promising, innovative approach to expanding college access and improving public education. “While by no means a silver bullet, students themselves may be an untapped resource that could help transform our public schools,” concluded University of Pittsburgh researchers Lindsay C. Page and Paul Scott. Page and Scott compared the completion rate of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at schools with PeerForward, in which trained students conducted FAFSA campaigns, to similar schools without the program. PeerForward high schools saw a 26% higher FAFSA completion rate. Completing the FAFSA is a key indicator of eventual matriculation to higher education. For more on the success and promise of PeerFoward, read the full blog post here.