Success Coaches

The Memphis Model involves implementing Success Coaches within classrooms during instructional hours. Success Coaches receive 48 hours of summer training at the University of Memphis and participate in Monthly Motivator training sessions. Peer Power is currently the largest external employer of University of Memphis students. 

Success coaches lead by example and show it is okay to be smart, value education, and help others. The role of the Success Coach is to collaborate with the teacher to provide instruction to students, while also serving as a role model for the high school students.

For more information, please contact us at info [at] peerpowerfoundation [dot] org.

Become a Success Coach

Job requirements and the online application can be found here.


Contact info [at] peerpowerfoundation [dot] org with any questions.

Peer Power Institute
211 Ball Hall, University of Memphis campus
3798 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

Chris Xa, Director of Research
Marygrace Hemme, PhD. Director of Academics
Gabi Ford, Director of Human Resources

Life is a competitive sport.

Chris Xa

 I am a native Memphian with a unique passion for Economics. I am a proud son of immigrant parents. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Economics at the University of Memphis specializing in Labor Economic, Education Economics, and Econometric. I have the honor to serve Peer Power as a Doctoral Fellow, where I study education data and school environments to better help the kids we serve. My topics of research (both within and without of Peer Power) include: Labor policies within educational settings, Teacher incentive policies and retention rates, Human capital measures, and Public funding allocation efficiency. Outside of school and work I love to cook and cheer on our Memphis Grizzles.