Students

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.

I want to make my future TEN TIMES BETTER!

Tutor

April L. Jones

During my time with the program, I have had the privilege of working with outstanding individuals and future professionals.  From being involved in the program, my whole perspective of involvement and service oriented learning has grown.  The program can be analogous to wearing contact lenses; imagine that your doctor has given you a prescription to wear corrective lenses.  If you only wore one contact lens, your vision would be foggy and unclear.  Before Peer Power came to many schools, the aspirations and mental pictures of the many were bleak, foggy, and dim.  Yet once the fusion of Peer Power and the Memphis City School systems began, the goals and expectations of students became clearer and more focused in the same way as a great pair of contacts.  I am convinced that this program will continuously reach new pinnacles as fresh ideas and different individuals blend.  I am an eye witness to this each time I meet a new scholar and college mentor.