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 »

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 »

Life is a competitive sport.

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.