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
#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?"