Nazareth welcomes 300 students from across the nation for Peer Forward program

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Nazareth College has welcomed 100 high school students from across the country on campus as part of the Peer Forward program.

Peer Forward is a national nonprofit organization that helps guide students at under-resourced schools to pursue four-year college degrees.

Its workshops provide training to young leaders so they can inspire and assist their friends, as well as themselves, to pursue higher education.

"The response for the prospective students has been great. The students who are here want to be here, so it’s not like they’re here because they’re getting paid, they want the information. So if we talk about our youth, or our students that are looking to enter into college they want the information, they want to be helpful to their peers," said Frank Williams, Nazareth Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management.

A total of 300 students will attend the program by the end of July and the organization will connect with more than 100,000 students over the next 4 years.