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 »

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 »

I must always work harder than others.

Jennifer Williams

I am a Junior at the University of Memphis, and my majors include criminal justice and social work. I work at East High School as a Success Coach within Peer Power. First and foremost, Peer Power is more than just a job. Peer Power is fellowship and understanding combined with the encouragement and tools needed to be the best that I can be, both in and outside of work. It’s taking that encouragement and those tools and empowering high school students to do the same. Peer Power has impacted me as an individual by giving me the opportunity to positively impact the lives of students, teachers, and my peers, as well as giving me life skills that I will utilize throughout my entire life.