Peer Power will be providing incentives for students who attend the Saturday Academy. All students who attend will be entered into a raffle for gift cards ranging from $50 to $100.
Students will need to provide proof of attendance to a Peer
Power Success Coach.
Peer Power is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains high-performing college students, called Success Coaches, to tutor in public school classrooms and mentor high school students to encourage active learning, valuing education, and being personally accountable for their futures. Check out some of the many wonderful opportunities we have to offer below. Also, feel free to explore our website to learn more at http://www.peerpowerfoundation.org/ .
Peer Power ACT Prep University
ACT Prep University is an ACT test preparatory program open to Shelby County Schools high school students. Peer Power Foundation conducts the program in partnership with University of Memphis and SCS. Our program focuses on test-taking strategies and subject content development. The goal is for Shelby County Schools students achieve higher ACT scores, with the outcome of greater college choice and increased scholarship opportunities.
Our program takes place at The University of Memphis on Saturdays from 9:30AM-12:30PM. Each round is comprised of 5 sessions of instruction. Each session is run by a team of trained Peer Power Success Coaches who familiarize students with the structure and timing of the ACT, reinforce content learned in high school courses through review, and facilitate the practice of test taking strategies through activities and short practice tests. Access to online resources for at-home practice between sessions is also provided. If requested, free transportation is offered by SCS and Durham School Services. Click the link to learn more Peer Power ACT Prep University
Peer Power Creative Writing Contest
Open to 9 – 12th grade, SCS students. Deadline to Submit is May 22nd, 2020
Awards for each category:
$100 First Place
$75 Second Place
$50 Third Place
$25 Fourth Place
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