Memphis High School Student Honored For Work On Race Relations

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(WREG-TV) A junior at White Station High School has been honored with the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for his work to help foster racial harmony in Memphis.

Andrew Karchmer is the founder of Homework Helps Tutoring, a program that recruits teenagers to tutor children at Lester Community Center.

He started Homework Helps Tutoring after serving as a volunteer with the Lester Community Center.

After numerous volunteer experiences, Karchmer found there was a need for mentorship among students of different backgrounds.

He also wanted to provide academic assistance for disadvantaged children.

His program is now helping to change the lives of about 100 students at Lester Community Center who receive tutoring services.

Karchmer’s program is also rewarding for the tutors, who have the opportunity to interact with students from different social circles and backgrounds.

Karchmer was named the Lester Community Center Volunteer of the Year and will be awarded a $1000 award for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, which he has committed to donate back to the Lester Community Center.

He will also attend an all expenses paid trip to a Diversity Symposium at Princeton University.


  • Dr. JohnS

    Here is a young man we can all be proud of as he has truly become a goodwill ambassador of Memphis.

  • Deanna Mcalexander

    Drew is a former student of mine. One of the most sincerely decent and hard – working young people I’ve known. Proud of him!

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