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 »

Dennis Ring Named Peer Power Development Director

June 13th, 2017

Peer Power Foundation has named Dennis Ring as its new Development Director. read more »

Dr. Vincent Hunter Announces Class of 2017 Scholarship Earnings

May 20th, 2017

Whitehaven High School Principal, Dr. Vincent Hunter announced the Class of 2017 earned127,000,000 dollars in college scholarships. read more »

Memphis as Usual: Whitehaven students set stage for future

May 1st, 2017

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'Million Dollar Tigers' earn more than $65 million in scholarships

April 26th, 2017

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Alexandria L. Jones

I have had the privilege of being a part of the Peer Power organization since its inception and I have enjoyed every single moment.  Seeing the sheer joy on students’ faces after they have been assisted with a subject they struggled in is indescribable.  Odd as it may seem, Peer Power can be likened to an inhaler or decongestant that provides relief to a person suffering from asthma or simply sinus issues.  When a person has asthma, at times they might have difficulty breathing and would need assistance to relief them of their congestion.  In a similar light, at times many students find themselves, unable to “breathe”; they have difficulties in many subjects in school.  Peer Power act as tools that open the airways of understanding and we relieve them of the pressure and worry of failure.  As a result of students’ willingness to learn and Peer Power’s eagerness to provide assistance, students are able to excel in areas they never thought they could.