An Inside Memphis Business feature by Charlie McVean, founder of Peer Power Foundation. read more »
The Greater Memphis Chamber named the 10 individuals that will comprise its 2015 Young Memphians list. read more »
Meah King started last school year at Memphis’ East High School as the sole teacher in her 10th-grade English classrooms, each with some 30 students and more than a third of whom were two to three years behind grade level in reading proficiency. read more »
Charlie McVean, millionaire commodities trader and social dreamer, long ago envisioned a bike trail on the steely skeleton of the Harahan Bridge over the Mississippi River. He used his money and moxie to get people to listen. Then other pocketbooks opened. Before the first cyclist takes mount, McVean is already long down the road on his next big ... read more »
University of Memphis (U of M), Peer Power Foundation and Shelby County Schools (SCS) partner to improve thousands of kids at a time!
What happens when you employ the best university students to teach their peers at both the high school and college level? UM Provost Karen Weddle-West, SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hobson and Peer Power Chairman Charlie McVean believe that this new “Memphis Model” will dramatically improve the future for all public school students. The Peer Power system has ... read more »