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

I want to be somebody, someday!

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!