Big River Crossing drew nearly 250,000 in first year, promoters say

October 18th, 2017

Since its opening on a sunny Saturday almost exactly a year ago, the Big River Crossing has welcomed nearly 250,000 visitors who enjoyed after-work jogs, weekend bicycle rides and leisurely strolls on the boardwalk over the Mississippi ... read more »

Big River Crossing marking one year with light show

October 17th, 2017

Big River Crossing will celebrate its one-year anniversary Sunday, and the unique attraction is drawing big crowds to the river in its first year. read more »

Half marathon becomes first footrace across Big River Crossing

October 13th, 2017

The very first competitive running event on the Big River Crossing happens Saturday, October 21 at a half marathon and 5K named for the longest pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River. read more »

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 »

By the Numbers: The Big River Crossing road races

September 7th, 2017

It’s a crisp October morning in Downtown Memphis, and 5,000 people are about to take part in the inaugural Big River Crossing road races. 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 »

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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.