1,000 mentors still needed for TN Promise

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With the December 1st deadline quickly approaching, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam's TN Promise locally, still needs to recruit 1,000 volunteer mentors statewide.

This year more than 62,000 students applied for TN Promise! Each applicant is paired with a volunteer mentor that spends one hour per month helping students with the transition from high school to college. Mentors remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted resource and encourage students to reach their full potential.

To ensure that every student has a local support system, interested volunteers are encouraged to apply to mentor in Cannon County or in a surrounding county where tnAchieves has not reached its mentor goal.

"Mentoring is a small time commitment that can make a big impact in a student's life," said tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro. "If you have one spare hour per month, please consider serving as a mentor."

tnAchieves trains all mentors, provides them with a handbook and sends weekly updates to ensure that the mentor is armed with the tools necessary to work with their students. Interested volunteers can apply and find more information at www.tnachieves.org/mentors/apply.

tnAchieves is a privately-funded scholarship and mentoring program that seeks to provide an opportunity for every Tennessee student to earn a post-secondary degree.

If you have questions about the tnAchieves mentoring program, please email Graham Thomas at graham@tnachieves.org.

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