Peer Power Sends 70 New Success Coaches into Shelby County Schools

July 23rd, 2019

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Mentor program guides Shelby County Schools students to graduation through tutoring and relationship building

July 18th, 2019

A partnership between the University of Memphis, Shelby County Schools and Peer Power enters its fifth year with greater student involvement and improved graduation rates for participating schools.  read more »

Peer Power: Class of 2019

June 3rd, 2019

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Whitehaven Signing Day

May 1st, 2019

We celebrated with the 87 Whitehaven High School seniors who collectively earned $188,185,512 in scholarships, having each individually been offered at least $1 million. read more »

University of Memphis Board of Trustees: Progress in the First Two Years

April 5th, 2019

Two years into the creation of our independent governing board and the shift to focus solely on the needs of our University, the UofM has experienced tremendous growth. read more »

Peer Power Foundation's Big River Crossing Half Marathon + 5K returns this November

April 2nd, 2019

MEMPHIS, TN—Peer Power Foundation is pleased to announce the third-annual Big River Crossing Half Marathon + 5K, to be held on November 2, 2019. read more »

Empowering The Next Generation

March 4th, 2019

In thanks for your support, we want to share how our teachers, students, and college students are making an impact through Peer tutoring and mentoring. read more »

The Memphis Model, Animated

February 6th, 2019

See how our unique partnership model builds success at all levels, from high school students to college tutors to educators.     read more »

Peer Power and UofM alumni team up to help Memphis students

January 16th, 2019

The University of Memphis and the Peer Power Foundation, a local nonprofit organization, partnered to form the Peer Power Institute, an organization aiming to assist Shelby County students by hiring U of M students and placing them in public schools to mentor younger students. read more »

Peer Power influencing high school students, mentors

January 14th, 2019

A nonprofit organization credited with helping raise Whitehaven High School’s graduation rate by 14 percent in three years expects to take its innovative approach to more schools soon. read more »

I want to make my future TEN TIMES BETTER!

Malcom V. Rawls

Peer Power is a phenomenal program that is about bettering the lives of hundreds of students, one day at a time.  The name itself exemplifies how powerful this program is.  Through intensive commitment and dedication, complimented with wise leadership, Peer Power is able to effectively transform the lives of students through education and mentorship.  With the help of Peer Power, these students are able to recognize the unlimited possibilities afforded to them within the community and the world.  Peer Power creates a perpetuating cycle of leadership development that molds the young minds of our future, builds their academic and social skills, and converts them into productive global citizens.  The creed of Peer Power says it all: "mastering reading, writing, and speaking skills lays the foundation for making the future of these young people TEN TIMES BETTER."