tnAchieves State Of Tennessee Promise Community Tour

Thursday, May 18, 2017

tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise scholarship program in 84 counties, invites community members to attend the State of Tennessee Promise community tour beginning on May 22 and continuing through August 10.
 
tnAchieves will host community meetings in each of the 84 counties it serves. "The purpose of these meetings is to provide stakeholders with county-level student data in an effort to increase student completion.  These meetings will also provide an opportunity to have any questions answered about the Tennessee Promise program," officials said.
 
“When tnAchieves launched Tennessee Promise, we vowed to keep the program local in an effort to best serve students,” said Krissy DeAlejandro, executive director of tnAchieves.  “The tour is tnAchieves keeping its promise to our stakeholders by offering a local, data-driven conversation about student success.  We will be celebrating our successes while also discussing solutions for increased student completion.”  
 
Those who wish to attend should register for their preferred meeting time and location at https://tnachieves.org/tour/. tnAchieves encourages those who wish to attend to register early as space could be limited.

For information on tnAchieves or its tour, contact Ms. DeAlejandro at 865-621-9223 or krissy@tnachieves.org.



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