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.

Jennifer Williams

I am a Junior at the University of Memphis, and my majors include criminal justice and social work. I work at East High School as a Success Coach within Peer Power. First and foremost, Peer Power is more than just a job. Peer Power is fellowship and understanding combined with the encouragement and tools needed to be the best that I can be, both in and outside of work. It’s taking that encouragement and those tools and empowering high school students to do the same. Peer Power has impacted me as an individual by giving me the opportunity to positively impact the lives of students, teachers, and my peers, as well as giving me life skills that I will utilize throughout my entire life.