University of Memphis Board of Trustees: Progress in the First Two Years

April 5th, 2019

Peer Power Foundation Opens on Campus

The University of Memphis and Peer Power Foundation have opened the Peer Power Institute on the University of Memphis Campus. Peer Power is a Memphis-based nonprofit that hires high-performing college students to tutor and mentor Shelby County Schools students. 

Read more in the University of Memphis Board of Trustees two year report here.

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Over 1,137,168 hours tutored and counting.

Matthew Carney

Matthew Carney is a graduate of the University of Memphis. He holds a degree in Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies. Matt is a US Army veteran with two tours of duty in Iraq. He knows the value of discipline, hardwork and education.

 He began working with Peer Power in 2015 as a Success Coach at Whitehaven High School. Matthew is also a certified instructor at Peer Power ACT University helping students from all over Shelby County prepare for the ACT exam. In 2017, Matthew became the Associate Program Director at Havenview Middle and continues to work in and out of the classroom helping to make the education experience and the future for today's young scholars,,,, ten times better!