Better with Numbers

Results from our fully implemented program show that Whitehaven’s graduation rate rose from 74.8% to over 90% during our engagement. Over the last 4 years, Whitehaven’s graduation rate has consistently been twelve percentage points higher than the Shelby County Schools’ average. It is currently the highest-rated public high school in Shelby County based on TVAAS evaluations measuring growth. Whitehaven High School’s class of 2017 also earned $130 million in scholarships.

Peer Power Quick Facts: 

  • 1,100,000+ hours of paid tutoring since 2005
  • Created 1,600+ quality jobs for students
  • More than 10,000 students involved in programs
  • Average ACT score increase of 3.2 points, enabling many scholars to be first in their families to attend college
  • Largest outside employer of University of Memphis students
Over 1,137,168 hours tutored and counting.

Malcom V. Rawls

Peer Power is a phenomenal program that is about bettering the lives of hundreds of students, one day at a time.  The name itself exemplifies how powerful this program is.  Through intensive commitment and dedication, complimented with wise leadership, Peer Power is able to effectively transform the lives of students through education and mentorship.  With the help of Peer Power, these students are able to recognize the unlimited possibilities afforded to them within the community and the world.  Peer Power creates a perpetuating cycle of leadership development that molds the young minds of our future, builds their academic and social skills, and converts them into productive global citizens.  The creed of Peer Power says it all: "mastering reading, writing, and speaking skills lays the foundation for making the future of these young people TEN TIMES BETTER."