Peer Leaders

RYP studentsRYP Students participating in our Peer Leader program focus on academics, college and career preparation, leadership development and civic engagement.  Peer Leaders are paid a small weekly stipend for working hard with their tutors several times a week to improve their academic skills; engaging in weekly MCAS and SAT test preparation sessions; fully participating in career and college prep events such as practice interviewing, college visits, and career panels; and working together as a team to focus on community issues. The Peer Leader program enables high school students who might otherwise have to get an after-school job to continue participating in Roxbury Youth Programs and benefiting from the academic support and college and/or career preparation.