Peer Power approaches education reform by empowering students themselves to help each other. The dedicated support of parents, guardians, teachers, coaches, and administrators is critical to helping our young people succeed.  Peer Power knows that we need to do more, however.  To make the progress we need to make in the public schools we have right now, we must better utilize our most precious and powerful natural resource: our students.

Tutors work with scholars one hour after school Monday through Thursday. Wednesday evenings and Saturday sessions are conducted for three and one-half hours.  Science Saturdays are held once a month and have a science, technology, education, and math (STEM) curriculum, which is integrated with the daily after school programs. The Career Saturday is a monthly activity hosted by local businesses and colleges that exposes students to the careers and skills they need to be fully employed and productive citizens.

Life is a competitive sport.


Kelly Miller

I believe that my educational and professional journey has been quite unique for many reasons.  I believe that the struggles and triumphs during this journey have served to mold me for the better because of the support of the Peer Power Foundation. I’ve had the opportunity to pursue personal and professional endeavors all while being challenged by this foundation to be better.  Despite all the things that Peer Power has done in my benefit, the most valuable has been the opportunity to serve students who were just like me. I have witnessed students explore new facets of their abilities and become excited about their future.  I can’t think of a more rewarding, humbling and beneficial opportunity than to embrace Memphis, TN through the limbs of Peer Power!