tnAchieves meets goal for 9,000 mentors in Tennessee

NASHVILLE (WDEF) – For the eighth year in a row, tnAchieves has hit their goal for recruiting volunteer mentors in the state.

They wanted 9,000 mentors to help students in the TN Promise scholarship class of 2022.

The mentors don’t teach the students; they just encourage them to press on to the goal of graduation.

“On behalf of the tnAchieves board of directors and team, we want to express our sincere gratitude,” said tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro. “Thanks to the support of educators, civic clubs, businesses, elected officials and individuals across the state we have met our goal to ensure every student is supported and can now begin the important work to see them succeed in the college going process.”

Getting 9,000 mentors makes sure that every student who gets a college scholarship through the program this year will get a community mentor.

“Mentors are an irreplaceable piece of the tnAchieves program,” said tnAchieves Director of Mentors Tyler Ford. “The personal support and encouragement that our mentors provide truly does make an impact. We are eager to get to work in establishing these connections and are tremendously grateful to everyone who supported mentor recruitment efforts this fall.”

But just because they have enough mentors statewide, they could still use some in specific areas.

They still are looking for more in:

Bradley County

Franklin County

McMinn County

Monroe County

Rhea County

You can still apply at www.tnachieves.org/mentors.apply.

Categories: Bradley County, Local News, McMinn County, Regional News, Rhea County