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Peer Power has made remarkable progress in helping hundreds of high school students improve their grades, graduate, and get ready for college. Right now, Peer Power is giving more than 5,000 students, 120 teachers and 5 schools (Whitehaven, East, Kingsbury, Douglas and Ridgeway) much more than good grades and college counseling. It’s giving them hope. 

Most importantly, Peer Power is scalable and replicable. With the commitment of the administration, faculty, and students, the program can be adapted to fit practically any existing public school in communities of any size – as long as funds are available to support it.

The average annual cost of successfully running Peer Power in a single school for a full year is $750 per student based on a school of 1000 students . The current annual budget for the program is approachingg $4,000,0000, which includes payments to tutors and regular third-party evaluations to ensure our program's effectiveness. The program's administrative and overhead costs are entirely covered by our existing contributions. Your support will go where it can make the most difference - directly to our scholars and tutors. New contributions will accelerate the progress we have been making over the past eight years while improving the academic performance of many more young people in more schools.

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If you would like to make a financial contribution, If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can donate online here or mail your check to:

Peer Power Foundation
Attention: Annual Fund
850 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Suite 1
Memphis, TN 38120 

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Kylea Spradley

I am currently a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis. I also work as a success coach for Peer Power at East High School and I absolutely adore my job. The satisfaction from helping and encouraging young scholars is an overwhelmingly positive feeling that fills me with determination to constantly do better not only in my educational life, but in my personal life too. I take great pride walking into East High School knowing that I am not only a resource for the students, but also a mentor. I am that friend to talk to when something is going on, or even the outside opinion on a situation that shines the light onto a new viewpoint.

Peer Power to me is helping motivate students to graduate on time, and with dignity. Peer Power to me means inspiring that scholar to take the ACT again and raise their score, even if it is just by one more point. That one point can be the difference of a 2,000-dollar scholarship for college. Peer Power to me is getting the students excited for the endless possibilities past graduation, whether it be college or joining the work force. Peer Power to me is igniting the fire of determination and motivation under every student, and to welcome them into our world, post high school, with arms wide open, as that shoulder to lean on, as that support system when they need it.

Another reason why I love Peer Power so very much, is that it helps me to revisit old topics that I may have forgotten about when I was in high school. In turn, it benefits me in my college classes. As a biomedical engineering student, I take a ton of math classes. As a math success coach at East High, I get a refresh on topics that I haven’t seen in a long while, And if I am able to explain a topic, such as proofs in Geometry or absolute value functions in Algebra 2, to a student who may or may not have seen said topic before and for the students to understand it even just a little better, then I know that I fully understand the topic myself.

The relationships I have built during my time as a success coach at East High School are ones I will remember forever. Whether it be with my team leads, my teacher, students, and even other success coaches, the entirety of it all feels like a second family. I know that I have a support system at Peer Power, one that will always be there to pick me up when I am down, to congratulate me when I succeed, and one I can reply on in the future of my academic career.