With only four days remaining until the application deadline, tnAchieves still needs 1,678 volunteer mentors across the state.
Shelby County still needs 485 mentors to meet the goal of 1,223.
Other West Tennessee Counties with remaining mentor need include:
- Carroll County: 28
- Chester County: 6
- Crockett County: 7
- Dyer County: 29
- Gibson County: 64
- Hardeman County: 23
- Hardin County: 26
- Henry County: 12
- Lauderdale County: 9
- Madison County: 26
- McNairy County: 15
- Tipton County: 38
- Wayne County: 14
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.
tnAchieves mentoring only requires a one hour per month commitment, but, can have a significant impact on a student’s life.
“tnAchieves’ success lies in its community-based approach. Mentors offer a local support system for TN Promise students as they make the leap from high school to college,” said tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro. “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-old, are subject to a background check and must complete a one hour training session.