In its efforts to help young people attain academic and career success, College Summit oversees programs that recruit teams of peer leaders to guide students on their path to college and gainful employment. Through its PeerForward program, the organization partners with high schools across the country to identify and train 11th and 12th graders to be Peer Leaders and PeerForward Advisors.
After they receive training at summer workshops, College Summit’s teams of Peer Leaders and PeerForward Advisors run in-school campaigns to help their classmates get to college. The three campaigns focus on college applications, financial aid, and career exploration.
To help ensure the success of its Peer Leaders teams, College Summit provides several support tools, including materials to raise awareness about each campaign. The organization also maintains LinkForward.org, an online resource that features mobile apps and other tools to help students apply to and pay for college.