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!

Cortney C. Richardson

I am a Native Memphian, East High Graduate, and University of Memphis Alumnus who takes pride in being able to say that I serve where I was raised. As a Peer Power Program Director, I have the opportunity to impact the lives of students who share similar beginnings as I do. These scholars benefit greatly from my experience as a student leader during college, my years of international travel as a gospel singer, and my lifelong dedication to GOD and my local church. I am a walking billboard of what is possible regardless of where you come from. It is from this philosophy, that I work to create, grow, and sustain programs that help hone youth into the people they were created to be. I started with Peer Power at its inception and I am honored to continue through our glory days.