Connect Low-Income Students to College & Career at Towson University this Summer!

Published

05/23/2018

Start Date

07/26/2018

End Date

07/29/2018

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

One-time only

Address

Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson
Maryland
21252
United States

Description

PeerFoward will connect 1.8 million students from low-income communities to college and career over the next decade. We do this by training influential high school students - Peer Leaders - to motivate their classmates over the school year to enroll in college. You can join PeerForward and help train these Peer Leaders at Summer Workshops on college campuses across the nation.

 

Summer Workshops are the cornerstone of the PeerForward program. This is where the transformation occurs from student to Peer Leader. Training includes:

·        Financial Aid 101

·        Developing a List of Good Fit Colleges

·        Crafting a Personal Statement

 

Four days on a college campus changes the trajectory of a student’s life. Eighty percent of students who attend a Summer Workshop enroll in college. In the past two decades, PeerForward has worked with 250,000 students from over 500 schools across the nation. PeerForward’s peer-to-peer model doubles the likelihood that a low-income student will enroll in college.

 

You can help by volunteering as a College Coach. For four days, College Coaches work one-on-one with 8-10 students to help build a personalized list of good-fit colleges.

 

·        College Coach: https://www.collegesummit.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/VOL-College-Coach-2018.pdf

 

By volunteering, you’ll participate in one of the most inspirational weekends of your life, connect to students and other volunteers in your community, receive free room & board for the entire Workshop, and most importantly, empower students from low-income communities to reach their true potential! Workshops will be hosted in Florida, New York, and Maryland. Check out the PeerForward website for specific dates and locations.

 

If you’re interested, you can learn more about PeerFoward at http://www.peerforward.org/volunteer/. You can submit a volunteer application and register for a Workshop at https://college-summit.force.com/Volunteer/CSLogin. If you have any questions, please contact PeerForward’s Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Jenadra Harvey, at jharvey@peerforward.org.

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

How To Apply

volunteer@peerforward.org
https://college-summit.force.com/Volunteer/CSLogin

To apply:

  1. Register/Login to the Volunteer Portal and click the “Applications” tab.
  2. Choose the role you want to apply for.
  3. Click “Apply Now” to complete an application.
  4. After you submit your application, you will receive an email from PeerForward with further instructions

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