tnAchieves, the partnering organization to Governor Haslam’s TN Promise, is still in need of 3,000 volunteer mentors throughout the state to provide assistance to the class of 2018 TN Promise candidates. In conjunction with the TN Promise scholarship, the mission of tnAchieves is to "increase higher education opportunities for Tennessee high school students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance." In order to make this possible, tnAchieves pairs every student with a volunteer mentor who serves as both a resource and an advocate.
In order to qualify, mentors must be 21 years or older, must be subject to a background check and be willing to invest 10-15 hours annually by assisting 5-10 high school seniors with post-secondary success.
In Chattanooga State’s service area, tnAchieves still needs the following number of mentors:
Hamilton County: 49 mentors
Grundy County: 5 mentors
Marion County: 6 mentors
Rhea County: 8 mentors
Sequatchie County: 1 mentor
Those interested may apply to become a mentor on the tnAchieves website https://tnachieves.org/mentors/apply by Dec. 1.