The Tennessee Promise program says they need 2,600 additional volunteer mentors after 63,000 students applied this year.

Tennessee Promise mentors are paired with students to help them transition from high school to college. Mentors will help students meet deadlines and act as a trusted resource.

“Many TN Promise students are intimidated by the college-going process,” said tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro. “Mentors provide the nudges and encouragement our students often need to be successful. If you have one spare hour per month, please consider serving as a mentor. It is a small commitment that can have a big impact on a student’s life.”

To apply, fill out an application at by December 6.