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In low-income communities across America, College Summit activates a dormant asset--the power of peer influence. College Summit trains teams of high school juniors and seniors to ensure their peers enroll in college and are equipped with the tools to succeed in college and beyond. These teams are part of a national movement to strengthen the college-going cultures in high schools across the country, increase the number of students enrolling in college, and ensure all students are prepared for life after high school. By organizing school-wide activities and events throughout the school year, the Peer Forward Teams motivate their peers to know about college, care about college, and make plans after high school. The Peer Forward Teams are not just changing the culture in their respective high schools, but they are part of a movement that is leveraging the power of students to make college the expectation, not the exception in low-income communities
This fall, College Summit will launch their First Year Forward pilot program that connects college freshman with a Peer Mentor virtually to help them overcome the many obstacles that come with Freshman year. Only 51% of first-year students go on to graduate from college, but for students who continue to Sophomore year, 78% graduate. Through mentorship, encouragement, and support, you can make a difference.
As a Peer Mentor for College Summit, volunteers will receive professional support, mentor training, flexible hours, and mentoring guidebooks. While College Summit prepares you to mentor college freshman, it is the Peer Mentor & Mentee connections that bring these lessons to life.
If you are interested in a new volunteer opportunity focused on education and mentorship with flexible hours apply here: https://lnkd.in/eFT9ChE