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.

Become a Success Coach

Job requirements and the online application can be found here.


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

Peer Power Institute
212 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.

Cortney C. Richardson

I am a Native Memphian, East High Graduate, and University of Memphis Alumnus who takes pride in being able to say that I serve where I was raised. As a Peer Power Program Director, I have the opportunity to impact the lives of students who share similar beginnings as I do. These scholars benefit greatly from my experience as a student leader during college, my years of international travel as a gospel singer, and my lifelong dedication to GOD and my local church. I am a walking billboard of what is possible regardless of where you come from. It is from this philosophy, that I work to create, grow, and sustain programs that help hone youth into the people they were created to be. I started with Peer Power at its inception and I am honored to continue through our glory days.