Mentors for TN Promise students needed
Many of the students are first-generation college students.
The organization that works with Tennessee's Promise students is in need of volunteers to serve as mentors for students in the program's third class.
TN Promise offers every high school senior the opportunity to attend one of the state’s 13 community colleges or 27 colleges of applied technology tuition-free with a last dollar scholarship.
The program also pairs each applicant with a volunteer mentor to ease the transition from high school to college, and that's where the need lies.
In the first two years of the program almost 120,000 students have applied, according to a news release. Many of the students are first-generation college students.
tnAchieves needs more than 9,000 volunteers statewide to serve as mentors to meet student demand.
The program operates TN Promise in 84 counties and each county has a specific mentor goal.