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 »

A New Year Update

January 3rd, 2019

Thank you for supporting the dream of Peer Power to help our teachers, scholars, and Success Coaches create opportunities through Peer tutoring and mentoring. read more »

Peer Power Finds New Home on University of Memphis Campus, Creates Pipeline for Growing Memphis Model Initiative

December 18th, 2018

The University of Memphis and Peer Power Foundation are proud to announce the opening of the Peer Power Institute on the University of Memphis campus. read more »

Nonprofit transforms SCS teacher experience with peer-to-peer mentors

October 1st, 2018

The curriculum may have been unconventional but the lesson was clear. read more »

Peer Power's Two-State Half Marathon Spanning Big River Crossing Returns this November

May 3rd, 2018

Peer Power Foundation is pleased to announce the second-annual Big River Crossing Half Marathon + 5K, to be held on November 3, 2018.  read more »

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 »

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April L. Jones

During my time with the program, I have had the privilege of working with outstanding individuals and future professionals.  From being involved in the program, my whole perspective of involvement and service oriented learning has grown.  The program can be analogous to wearing contact lenses; imagine that your doctor has given you a prescription to wear corrective lenses.  If you only wore one contact lens, your vision would be foggy and unclear.  Before Peer Power came to many schools, the aspirations and mental pictures of the many were bleak, foggy, and dim.  Yet once the fusion of Peer Power and the Memphis City School systems began, the goals and expectations of students became clearer and more focused in the same way as a great pair of contacts.  I am convinced that this program will continuously reach new pinnacles as fresh ideas and different individuals blend.  I am an eye witness to this each time I meet a new scholar and college mentor.