PEER LEADERS

About the Peer Leaders Program


The Peer Leaders Program is for current 12th graders. Students are selected the end of their junior year after going through a rigorous application process meant to a mirror a college application process. Students are selected based on the following criteria:

  • completed application (which requires a typed personal essay and two teacher recommendation forms)

  • transcript (NOTE: We look that the student is on track for graduation. You DO NOT have to have the highest grades)

  • interview

  • leadership potential

 

Those who are selected attend a 4 day/3 night workshop at a college organized by College Summit. At this extensive workshop, students learn about the parts of the college application process and financial aid as well as draft personal statements. They are then responsible to help their peers through the application process and promote a school-wide college going culture team. 

About College Summit


College Summit works with high schools to identify the most influential students in a class and train them to lead their peers to and through college. College Summit provides its schools with 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade curricula that focus students on planning for and financing their future after high school. 

Peer Leader Initiatives

  • Senior College Application Drive

  • SAT Registration Drive

  • Think FAFSA Day

  • College Readiness Workshops

  • College Trips

  • Senior College Jeopardy

Peer Leaders Accomplishments

Congrats for earning the Christie Mitchell Choice Award!
Congrats for earning Peer Leader Team of the Year and winning 3 out of 4 National #RU Ready Challenges
(earned a total of $575)!
 
We have earned the School of the Year Award
 
at the 2014 College Summit Awards 
 
2014-2015 Peer Leaders
 

Congratulations to the new peer leaders for completing their 4 day training at the University of Connecticut:

  • Hanson Arias

  • Kimberly Baffour

  • Bridgette Babb

  • Naquarn Charlemagne

  • Sabon Johnson

  • Racquel Pryce

  • Cenielle Rodriguez

 
2013-2014 Peer Leaders

 

Congratulations to our former peer leaders. They have all graduated high school and are off to college! To find out which college they are going to, watch "Video Challenge #1: Post-Secondary Plan"

 
  • Nedjie Bordenave

  • Kwanyin Chevry

  • Tal-Marie Davis

  • Ivonna Heath

  • Shirmilda Lake

  • Khalif Phillips

  • Jevon Phoenix

  • Tabitha Rodriguez

  • Kalon Sampson

  • Tieka Wallen

 
Peer Leader Initiatives
Peer Leader Training Workshop

Peer Leader Training Workshop

Our peers leaders take part in the "Tower of Power" workshop to learn about financial aid while at Yale University.

Peer Leader Training Workshop

Peer Leader Training Workshop

Our peers leaders take part in the "Tower of Power" workshop to learn about financial aid while at Yale University.

Peer Leader Training Workshop

Peer Leader Training Workshop

Our peers leaders take part in the "Tower of Power" workshop to learn about financial aid while at Yale University.

Peer Leader Training Workshop

Peer Leader Training Workshop

Our peers leaders take part in the "Tower of Power" workshop to learn about financial aid while at Yale University.

Peer Leader Training Workshop

Peer Leader Training Workshop

Our peer leaders celebrate their completion of their workshop training at Yale University.

Senior College Application Drive

Senior College Application Drive

Our peer leaders assist all seniors with the college application process. During PSAT Day, they helped senior with writing their resumes and personal statements. They serve as accountability partners throughout the process.

Think FAFSA Day

Think FAFSA Day

Our peer leaders facilitate the "Tower of Power" workshop for their peers so they can learn about the different elements of financial aid in a fun, memorable way.

Think FAFSA Day

Think FAFSA Day

Our peer leaders facilitate the "Tower of Power" workshop for their peers so they can learn about the different elements of financial aid in a fun, memorable way.

Think FAFSA Day

Think FAFSA Day

Our peer leaders facilitate the "Tower of Power" workshop for their peers so they can learn about the different elements of financial aid in a fun, memorable way.

Think FAFSA Day

Think FAFSA Day

Our peer leaders facilitate the "Tower of Power" workshop for their peers so they can learn about the different elements of financial aid in a fun, memorable way.

College Readiness Workshop

College Readiness Workshop

Our peer leaders facilitate workshops for the underclassmen on the steps they need to take each year to be college ready by the time their senior year arrives.

SAT Registration Drive

SAT Registration Drive

Our peers leaders ensure every junior was registered to take the May SATs. They also create goodie bags filled with the basic necessities to take an exam: pencils, other school supplies, candy, and a checklist.

SAT Registration Drive

SAT Registration Drive

Our peers leaders ensure every junior was registered to take the May SATs. They also create goodie bags filled with the basic necessities to take an exam: pencils, other school supplies, candy, and a checklist.

Senior College Jeopardy

Senior College Jeopardy

To celebrate the end of the year and the accomplishments of the senior year class, the peer leaders helped organize a College Jeopardy Game with food.

Senior College Jeopardy

Senior College Jeopardy

To celebrate the end of the year and the accomplishments of the senior year class, the peer leaders helped organize a College Jeopardy Game with food.

Senior College Jeopardy

Senior College Jeopardy

To celebrate the end of the year and the accomplishments of the senior year class, the peer leaders helped organize a College Jeopardy Game with food.

Peer Leader Awards Ceremony

Peer Leader Awards Ceremony

Our peer leaders are celebrated at the annual peer leader awards ceremony organized by College Summit.

Peer Leader Awards Ceremony

Peer Leader Awards Ceremony

Our peer leaders are celebrated at the annual peer leader awards ceremony organized by College Summit.

#RU Ready Challenge #1

Post-Secondary Plans

National Winner of Challenge!

"What's your

postsecondary plan?"

#RU Ready Challenge #2

Peer Leader Importance

"Why is being a peer leader important?"

#RU Ready Challenge #3

Are You Ready?

National Winner of Challenge!

"How is your school celebrating

Are You Ready?"