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“Peer Pressure” to “Peer Mentorship”: Oliver Scholars Partnership Summer ‘21

We are all familiar with the term peer pressure and have all felt it at some point in our lives. But what if the negative meaning associated with this concept could be flipped on its head? Though we don’t like to remember our days...
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Our History: Part 1 “You’ve never heard of Bob White’s?!”

In the Spring of 2018, Matt James was leaving his favorite Lower East Side eatery when he encountered a group of young kids clustered on the corner of 6th Street and Avenue C. After being teased in passing about how “ashy” his ankles were, he paused and engaged the party. Over the course of a short conversation...
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