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  • Powered by PeerForward, hosted by Facebook Education, and led by a design team of student activators, the Youth Activation Summit will be held April 26-27, 2018 in Menlo Park, Calif. The summit will convene 100 of the nation’s most influential youth and education leaders representing......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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,”......

  • Like a lot of other students at Santee, I come from another country and don’t have a tradition of college going in my family. Even if they wanted me to go, my parents didn’t have the knowledge or resources to help make it happen. On......

  • 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......

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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