Broward County Public Schools launched Broward BRACE Cadets in the spring of 2019 to harness the power of peer influence and reach.   BRACE Cadets are high school students who are trained to help their peers take action in preparing for college, career, and life after high school.

Learn about the impact these student mentors have already had on helping their peers with college and FAFSA applications, career exploration, and more. This session will share strategies, successes, and lessons learned from leveraging students as peer influencers.  Keys to the success of this approach include giving students a choice around how they can help build a college-going culture in their school and developing them as leaders and influencers, not just students implementing projects.

You can also hear directly from BRACE Cadets about their experiences in the program.

Guest presenters:

  • Yvonne Green, MSW, College, Career & Life Readiness Specialist, Broward Schools
  • Carol Lopez, Supervisor, College and Career Readiness, Broward Schools
  • Ralph Aiello, Director School Counseling & BRACE, School District of Broward County

FCAN hostKathy McDonald, Assistant Director for Network Partnerships

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to build the leadership capacity of student peer leaders and nurture their role as influencers
  • How peer mentors can help build a college-going culture through a range of student-led activities
  • How to extend reach through peer mentors who help more students take action towards their postsecondary plans
  • How to leverage students’ voices to influence decisionmakers

Event Details

Webinar: Peer Power: The Untapped Source to Increase College Access
Date and Time: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1-2 p.m. EST

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