Peer Power's Tenth Year Portrays Progress and Impact

November 25th, 2014

During the 2013-2014 school year, Peer Power continued to demonstrate its positive impact on the academic performance of our tutors and scholars. read more »

Realizing My Potential Through Peer Power

November 3rd, 2014

Guest Column by Malcom Rawls, Special to the Commercial Appeal Viewpoint Section. read more »

Students Saving Students: Peer Power Program a Success

November 3rd, 2014

Special Fox13 News story by Mearl Purvis, Anchor. read more »

Peer Power Tutoring Foundation to Open Seven New Chapters

October 20th, 2014

An innovative tutoring program is expanding into seven Shelby County Schools, which marks the largest expansion in the program's 10-year history. read more »

Peer Power Foundation to Create New Chapters in Shelby County Schools

October 20th, 2014

The Peer Power Foundation and Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson have announced that Peer Power will be creating new chapters in several public schools throughout Memphis beginning in January 2015. read more »

Natchez-Adams School District pitched tutoring program

August 21st, 2014

If life is a competetive sport, a Memphis businessman and his team of educators want Natchez children to win. read more »

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $7,500 to Peer Power Foundation

July 2nd, 2014

Peer Power Foundation, a Memphis-based non-profit tutoring and leadership development program, is pleased to announce that they are the recipients of a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support their work in several Shelby County Schools.  read more »

Charles McVean and Peer Power Partner with Fogelman College to Promote Student Success

June 1st, 2014

Fogelman College is partnering with Peer Power, a non-­‐profit organization that recruits and trains high-­‐performing students as tutors and mentors of their peers, to attempt a first-­‐ever collegiate program.  read more »

On the Move: Kelly Miller

May 30th, 2014

"I would like to build a culture in my classroom in which students are more than eager to learn about things they previously knew nothing about and to help students discover their creativity." read more »

Turning around the student achievement gap by incentivizing success

May 7th, 2014

Stop by East High School on a weekday afternoon, and you'll see the expected empty hallways and quiet classrooms. But find your way to the library, and a room full of motivated students are still learning--with enthusiasm. read more »

Peer Power boosts students’ success, leadership

January 16th, 2014

Imagine it: Memphis students helping their fellow students make better grades and, in the process, substantially boosting standardized test scores and overall academic performance – a feat school officials have been trying to accomplish for years. read more »

Tutor

Kenishia L. Guy

When adolescents are made aware of their options, they are more likely to strive for success in all their endeavors.  Throughout the five years of my tenure with Peer Power, I have realized that this program has given me the liberty to meet and tutor at-risk youth and gain insight about their outlook on life, emotions, and feelings.  I have had the privilege of becoming involved in the lives of these students as an adult figure and watch them develop and become assets to the community.  I am afforded the pleasure of educating the youth of our community about the positive pathways of life that are available to them in their mission to become successful adults.  Because of this program, I am empowered to become a productive, global citizen in the twenty-first century.