Don’t miss the required TN Promise team meetings for homeschool applicants!
tnAchieves is seeking mentors for the TN Promise class of 2020. They have 1,200 more spaces that need to be filled before Friday, December 6. This is your chance to not only give back to the community, but also make a positive impact in the life of a teenager. Becoming a mentor is easy and tnAchieves needs you!
Every county in Tennessee is assigned mentors to work alongside graduating high school seniors who have applied for the TN Promise scholarship. Mentors are volunteers who are 21 years or older and include adult professionals, retirees, homeschool parents, stay-at-home moms, just any adult who wants to help. A college degree is not required.
As a mentor, you will be assigned five to 10 high school seniors in the county where you live or choose to volunteer in a county where there is more of a need. You may even choose a preferred high school or to work with homeschool students. There are several counties that have filled their mentor need 100 percent and others that still need volunteers.
Mentors attend a one-hour training and volunteer 10 to 15 hours a year with students. Depending on the number of students you mentor, that can average around one hour a month. Mentors attend a team meeting with students one to two times a year for to learn how to one hour each and are available otherwise only if a student has questions. Questions can be answered by e-mail, text or however you and your student decide to communicate. No experience is needed and the time commitment is low.
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