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 »

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Deidra M. Sanders

At age fifteen, I was introduced to Mr. Charles McVean and the Peer Power Foundation.  Peer Power provided my first job as well as endless opportunities throughout high school and college.  The Foundation set very high standards for me as a student, a tutor, and leader.  Peer Power taught me the value of not only excelling academically, but how to be a model citizen and consistently improve the whole person.  Through Peer Power, I learned the value of helping others and how to give back to the community in other ways.  Throughout my four years at Georgetown, I have made it my goal to give back to the community.  The high expectations set by Peer Power have aided me in achieving my goals in receiving a dual degree in International Politics and International Economics.  I will soon start a career in government sciences.  I know that I would not have made it this far without the direction given to me from Peer Power.