HELP US REACH OUR SPRING BREAK GOAL
This Spring Break, help Memphis youth stay safe and focused on the future. Peer Power is seeking $20,000 to provide our enriching week-long academic camp for students from underserved communities. Your donation will pay for materials, activities, meals, and staffing to keep students learning and exploring careers, setting them up for future success. With gun violence on the rise, we need safe spaces for our youth. With your help, Peer Power can make a difference during this vulnerable time. Donate today to support Memphis students! Every dollar gets us closer to our $20,000 goal and allows us to accept more campers. Invest in our city’s greatest resource – its youth.
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Peer Power has made remarkable progress in helping thousands of high school students improve their grades, graduate, and prepare for college. Peer Power is giving 15,000 students and 99 teachers in 76 schools much more than good grades and college counseling. It’s giving them hope.
Most importantly, Peer Power is scalable and replicable. With the commitment of the administration, faculty, and students, the program can be adapted to fit practically any existing public school in communities of any size – as long as funds are available to support it.
Your gift matters.
If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can donate online or mail your check to:
Peer Power Foundation
Attention: Annual Fund
P.O. Box 111249
Memphis, TN 38111
Peer Power to me is helping motivate students to graduate on time, and with dignity. Peer Power to me means inspiring that scholar to take the ACT again and raise their score, even if it is just by one more point. That one point can be the difference of a 2,000-dollar scholarship for college. Peer Power to me is getting the students excited for the endless possibilities past graduation, whether it be college or joining the work force. Peer Power to me is igniting the fire of determination and motivation under every student, and to welcome them into our world, post high school, with arms wide open, as that shoulder to lean on, as that support system when they need it.
Another reason why I love Peer Power so very much, is that it helps me to revisit old topics that I may have forgotten about when I was in high school. In turn, it benefits me in my college classes. As a biomedical engineering student, I take a ton of math classes. As a math success coach at East High, I get a refresh on topics that I haven’t seen in a long while, And if I am able to explain a topic, such as proofs in Geometry or absolute value functions in Algebra 2, to a student who may or may not have seen said topic before and for the students to understand it even just a little better, then I know that I fully understand the topic myself.
The relationships I have built during my time as a success coach at East High School are ones I will remember forever. Whether it be with my team leads, my teacher, students, and even other success coaches, the entirety of it all feels like a second family. I know that I have a support system at Peer Power, one that will always be there to pick me up when I am down, to congratulate me when I succeed, and one I can rely on in the future of my academic career.
Cortney C. Richardson
- Bachelor of Professional Studies: Organizational Leadership
- Minor: Communication/Non-Profit Management
- The University of Memphis
- Licensed Minister, Emerging Leader, City of Memphis Urban Fellows Intern, U of M Student Ambassador
- Peer Power tutor and mentor since 2004
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!
Malcom V. Rawls
Peer Power is a phenomenal program that is about bettering the lives of hundreds of students, one day at a time. The name itself exemplifies how powerful this program is. Through intensive commitment and dedication, complimented with wise leadership, Peer Power is able to effectively transform the lives of students through education and mentorship. With the help of Peer Power, these students are able to recognize the unlimited possibilities afforded to them within the community and the world. Peer Power creates a perpetuating cycle of leadership development that molds the young minds of our future, builds their academic and social skills, and converts them into productive global citizens. The creed of Peer Power says it all: “mastering reading, writing, and speaking skills lays the foundation for making the future of these young people TEN TIMES BETTER.”
- Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Languages
- Concentration: Spanish
- The University of Memphis
- Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Memphis Tiger Football Player
- Peer Power Tutor & Mentor since 2004
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Peer Power Foundation
850 Ridge Lake Blvd Suite One, Memphis, TN 38120