The Peer Leader Movement

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. Why the new name? Our new name is... Read More

Why Do Our Peer Leaders Care So Much?

I get asked all the time: Do you pay your Peer Leaders? The answer is not only “No” but also “And they never ask to be paid.” This perplexes most people: “You mean to tell me you ask rising high school seniors to leave their... Read More

Creative PeerForward Campaigns Driving FAFSA Completion

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to unlocking funds to pay for college. Yet each year 2.3 million low-income students never apply. But at the American Sign Language and English Secondary School in New York City, where many students are... Read More

Inside Higher Ed Features the Power of Peer Influence

Complex and expensive interventions to close the college degree attainment gap between higher-income students and lower-income students have not yet succeeded. Could it be that a crucial and powerful tactic – the power of peer influence –  has been overlooked for far too long? Inside... Read More

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Study Proves the Power of Peer Influence with PeerForward

For decades, progress toward closing the gap in higher education achievement between high-income and low-income students has practically been nil. At PeerForward, we believe students in low-income communities can change that. Student leadership is the solution. When systems serving youth adopt this mindset, the world... Read More

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,”... Read More

PeerForward and ESI Working Together for Success

PeerForward is excited to announce a new partnership with the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) in New York City. An initiative of the New York City Department of Education since 2011, ESI is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for Black and Latino young men in the... Read More

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Summer Volunteer Hannah Tall

“Being a summer volunteer with PeerForward isn’t something you do once and forget about it. It’s a movement that you’re now part of, that you’ve made your mark on and you walk away feeling valuable and loved,” says regular summer workshop volunteer Hannah Tall. Tall, a... Read More

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PeerForward Summer Workshop 2016
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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