Success Coaches

The Memphis Model involves implementing Success Coaches within classrooms during instructional hours. Success Coaches receive 48 hours of summer training at the University of Memphis and participate in Monthly Motivator training sessions. Peer Power is currently the largest external employer of University of Memphis students.

Success coaches lead by example and show it is okay to be smart, value education, and help others. The role of the Success Coach is to collaborate with the teacher to provide instruction to students, while also serving as a role model for the high school students.

I must always work harder than others.

Deidra M. Sanders

At age fifteen, I was introduced to Mr. Charles McVean and the Peer Power Foundation.  Peer Power provided my first job as well as endless opportunities throughout high school and college.  The Foundation set very high standards for me as a student, a tutor, and leader.  Peer Power taught me the value of not only excelling academically, but how to be a model citizen and consistently improve the whole person.  Through Peer Power, I learned the value of helping others and how to give back to the community in other ways.  Throughout my four years at Georgetown, I have made it my goal to give back to the community.  The high expectations set by Peer Power have aided me in achieving my goals in receiving a dual degree in International Politics and International Economics.  I will soon start a career in government sciences.  I know that I would not have made it this far without the direction given to me from Peer Power.