tnAchieves needs an additional 3,600 volunteer mentors across the state to support TN Promise applicants from the Class of 2021 since the December 4th deadline is less than two months away.
Locally, Giles County needs 17 mentors to meet student demand.
Mentors spend one hour a month assisting students as they transition from high school to college. In 2021, mentors will serve students virtually with the support of an online mentoring platform, tnAchieves CONNECT. This platform will allow mentors to remain engaged with their community while doing so safely from home and on their own schedule. Mentors remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource and, most importantly, encourage students to reach their full potential.
TN Promise, in partnership with tnAchieves, allows every graduating high school senior the opportunity to attend a community or technical college, as well as several universities, tuition-free with mentor support.
Mentors will be provided with comprehensive training and a handbook to help navigate the program. Volunteers will also receive weekly updates from tnAchieves and have access to our staff for questions and concerns.
Potential mentors must be 21 years of age and are subject to a background check.