Memphis Tutoring Program Going National Because of Success

November 19th, 2012

Every day around a thousand students in Memphis and parts of Mississippi are tutored through the peer power program started by an East High alum at his alma mater. The program will soon start-up in Arizona. read more »

Successful peer tutoring program begun in Memphis plans to expand

November 19th, 2012

A peer tutoring program that has seen success at schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is planning to expand. read more »

Peer Power tutoring program expanding: National rollout follows sucess in Miss., Tenn.

November 18th, 2012

A peer tutoring program that has seen success at schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is planning to expand. read more »

Successful peer tutoring program begun in Memphis plans to expand

November 18th, 2012

A peer tutoring program that has seen success at schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is planning to expand.  read more »

Help for Schools Only a Good Idea Away

November 16th, 2012

There's no denying the power of a good idea. Remember that next time you think the problems of public education in this city, in this country, can't be solved. read more »

Commodities trader McVean pushes own school reform, pays students to tutor

November 9th, 2012

Seven years after McVean created Peer Power — a student-to-student tutoring program where tutors are paid up to $10.50 an hour — at East High, his alma mater, he's out to double the schools in the fold and export the notion nationwide. read more »

STEM Academy dedicates new facilities in Memphis

October 30th, 2012

Tuesday afternoon marked the official dedication of the new STEM Academy facilities — which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics — at East High School, where 150 students from 20 MCS high schools complete some of the most advanced coursework available to high school students in the country. read more »

East High students called to serve in Binghampton

August 2nd, 2012

Broad and The Peer Power Foundation are partners in an upcoming back-to-school festival at East High School and a new initiative to foster volunteer service among East High students in the Binghampton neighborhood near the school. read more »

Urban Farm Combats Youth Unemployment

July 28th, 2012

Teenagers have a harder time finding work than any other age group, but an unusual coalition in Memphis, Tenn., is trying something new to bring their teens into the work world. read more »

Farm to Fork teaches kids useful skills, can-do spirit

March 17th, 2012

Shelby Farms Park teams up with the Memphis City Schools and the Peer Power Foundation program to teach students entrepreneurship, life skills, and about food and nutrition with the Farm to Fork Fellowship program. read more »

Grahamwood school digs model garden

March 15th, 2012

Peer Power volunteers, along with Urban Farms, help Grahamwood Elementary School students plant a garden and plan for a healthier school year. read more »

Tutor

Michelle C. Neal

As a proud Peer Power tutor and mentor for the past six years, I have been able to assist high school students during their times of need.  My desire is for my scholars to apply the positive things I have taught them as they take the necessary steps to fulfill their dreams.  Most importantly, I hope my scholars will not lose sight of how far they can go in life.  Over the years, I have seen several students who have struggled in life get through their difficult situations because of the love and support Peer Power has offered them.  Through the Peer Power program, I have had the opportunity to build relationships that will last a lifetime and create wonderful memories with my scholars.  It is an honor to say that I am a member of the Peer Power family.  My experience with Peer Power has helped mold me into the well-rounded individual I am today.