Back to School: How Peer Mentors Inspire Other Youth to Dream Big

Aug 20, 2013 11:05 AM ET

With "Back to School" season upon us, many rising high school seniors are getting excited about their future plans for life after high school.

Recently, I was able to sit in on a College Summit Peer Leaders workshop at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County to witness students’ growing aspirations firsthand. College Summit, one of Darden’s valued Recipe for Success™ partners, hosted 13 workshops over the course of the summer at numerous campuses. I left the workshop feeling inspired and encouraged by the energy that I witnessed from the students, volunteers and staff. I also gained a renewed appreciation for the powerful and positive influence that our peers can have on our lives.

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