Peer power foundation
Peer Power recruits, employs and trains high-performing high school and college students to tutor and mentor their peers, encourage active learning, value education and be personally accountable for their futures.
East High School graduate Charlie McVean founded the program in 2005. A successful entrepreneur and dedicated philanthropist, Charlie had grown increasingly troubled by the poor performance of his hometown’s public schools and believed that the American free enterprise system held the remedy. Combining a performance-based compensation model with the powerful effects of peer groups, he launched his unique student-to-student tutoring method at East. The program was an immediate success and swiftly evolved into Peer Power.
Peer Power’s mission is to inspire and empower youth to take control of their academic success.