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With support from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, College Summit has launched the First Year Forward program initiative to support college freshmen from College Summit partner high schools as they navigate their first year of college. The goal is to help students learn the ropes on campus and stay the course toward earning a degree.
Just as we have found peer influence to be a powerful way to get more students to enroll in college, advice and encouragement from peers and near-peers can help students have a successful freshman year and persist through graduation.
If you are a College Summit alumni who is an upperclassman or recent graduate and are willing to offer encouragement via text to college freshmen, please sign up to be a Peer Mentor. Learn More.
College Summit thrives because of the thousands of Alumni who help us inspire future generations. For years, College Summit Alumni served as Alumni Leaders, assisting students during workshops on their journey to become Peer Leaders. PeerForward builds on the role of Alumni Leaders through two teams, PeerForward Team Members and Operations Team Members.
The PeerForward and Operations Teams are vital to every workshop. Alumni selected for each team commit to supporting students and ensuring that all Peer Leaders attain the three Workshop goals. PeerForward Team Members provide support by guiding Peer Leaders through each session. Operations Team Members provide support to Peer Leaders, Volunteers, and Advisors by ensuring every session runs smoothly. All team members offer advice, encouragement and reassurance to students throughout their Workshop experience.
We want to hear from you!
Send your story to Terin Bufford at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Haven, CT
New York City, NY