172 Williamson County volunteer mentors needed by tnAchieves

Application deadline is Dec. 6

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With only four days remaining until the application deadline, tnAchieves still needs 1,678 volunteer mentors across the state and 172 in Williamson County.

Mentors serve as an important resource for students as they transition from high school to college. They provide reminders, serve as a resource and offer encouragement for students as they work to achieve college success. 

Many who use TN Promise will be the first in their family to go to college and simply need a little extra guidance and encouragement through the process. tnAchieves mentoring only requires a one hour per month commitment. While the time commitment is small, the impact on a student’s life can be significant.

“tnAchieves success lies in its community-based approach,” said tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro. “Mentors offer a local support system for TN Promise students as they make the leap from high school to college. 

“No experience is required, as tnAchieves prepares you to help students navigate the transition. If you have one hour a month and are willing to support students as they reach their full potential, you can be a great mentor.”

Potential mentors must be 21 years of age, are subject to a background check and must complete a one-hour training session. tnAchieves will provide weekly updates and support throughout the mentoring process. Learn more or become a mentor today by completing an application by Dec. 6 at 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.

For questions about the tnAchieves mentoring program, contact Graham Thomas at (615) 604-1306 or graham@tnachieves.org.

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