The learning power of Peer Power

October 10th, 2017

As a graduate of East High School, I always felt that it was the place where I was called to make a difference in the lives of others. read more »

Want to fix public schools? Help teachers help students

October 10th, 2017

The greatest waste of money in the history of education might have been the money spent trying to teach my generation about the broad cycles of history. read more »

Helping students think and learn, not just pass a test

October 10th, 2017

Seismic change in the Memphis community, technological advancement and global competition have far outpaced what American secondary education provides for students, despite the ongoing efforts of educators, business partners and communities to improve our schools. read more »

Executive Profile: Dennis Ring with Peer Power Foundation

August 28th, 2017

Dennis Ring was recently hired as development director by the Peer Power Foundation. He and his wife, Dr. Kristen Ring, the new head of Hutchison School, moved to Memphis this ... read more »

Peer Power Hire Takes New Approach to Fundraising

August 22nd, 2017

During a whirlwind tour of Whitehaven and East high schools and meetings with teachers, students and school administrators, Dennis Ring remembers texting his wife: "Dang it. They are doing some really great things here." read more »

Big River Crossing to Hold Half-Marathon, 5K

July 28th, 2017

Big River Crossing will mark its first anniversary this fall with the Big River Crossing Half Marathon and 5K, benefiting the Peer Power Foundation. read more »

Inaugural Big River Crossing Half Marathon + 5K Announced

July 28th, 2017

Peer Power Foundation has just announced the date for the inaugural Big River Crossing Half Marathon and 5K. On October 21st, runners will be allowed to cross the Arkansas-Tennessee state line at the Big River Bridge for the first time. read more »

Inaugural Big River Crossing Half Marathon and 5k Coming in October

July 28th, 2017

Big River Crossing's first two-state half marathon will be held on October 21, 2017.  read more »

First Ever Two-State Half Marathon Spanning Big River Crossing This October

July 24th, 2017

Peer Power Foundation is proud to announce that the Big River Crossing Half Marathon and 5K will be held on October 21, 2017. The half marathon will be the first to allow participants to cross the Arkansas-Tennessee state line via the Big River Crossing, a pedestrian bridge above the Mississippi River. read more »

Peer Power Hires Dennis Ring As Development Director

June 27th, 2017

Dennis Ring has joined the Peer Power Foundation as director of development. In his new role, he is responsible for spearheading and cultivating development and donor relations efforts for the 12-year-old organization, which serves more than 1,000 students using a peer-to-peer tutoring ... read more »

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Kenishia L. Guy

When adolescents are made aware of their options, they are more likely to strive for success in all their endeavors.  Throughout the five years of my tenure with Peer Power, I have realized that this program has given me the liberty to meet and tutor at-risk youth and gain insight about their outlook on life, emotions, and feelings.  I have had the privilege of becoming involved in the lives of these students as an adult figure and watch them develop and become assets to the community.  I am afforded the pleasure of educating the youth of our community about the positive pathways of life that are available to them in their mission to become successful adults.  Because of this program, I am empowered to become a productive, global citizen in the twenty-first century.