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

I must always work harder than others.

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.