The power of student peer leaders

US initiative trains youth to become mentors, inspiring peers to pursue a college education

Mr Moises Urena, a junior at the State University of New York at Albany, is among young people who have benefited from PeerForward, which helps students from low-income backgrounds plan for success after high school. He now mentors others and plans t
Mr Moises Urena, a junior at the State University of New York at Albany, is among young people who have benefited from PeerForward, which helps students from low-income backgrounds plan for success after high school. He now mentors others and plans to pursue a career in higher education administration. PHOTO: NYTIMES

Moises Urena is a junior at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany majoring in human development.

He spends much of his spare time mentoring other students and plans to pursue a career in higher education administration.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 08, 2018, with the headline 'The power of student peer leaders'. Subscribe