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Tennessee Promise Needs 4K More Mentors

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Posted at 8:02 AM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 09:02:52-04

At least 4,000 mentors are needed in 84 counties for applicants of the Tennessee Promise program.

A volunteer mentor is assigned to each Tennessee Promise applicant.

“The heart of our program is mentorship, providing the student with someone from their community who serves as a resource and an encourager,” said Graham Thomas, Deputy Director of Engagement and Partnerships, tnAchieves.

Davidson County needs 207 more mentors to meet student demand. Other counties also need mentors, including:

  • Bedford: 40
  • Cheatham: 47
  • Dickson: 49
  • Giles: 24
  • Marshall: 26
  • Maury: 46
  • Montgomery: 140
  • Robertson: 61
  • Rutherford: 292
  • Sumner: 205
  • Williamson: 151
  • Wilson: 112

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. For more information, visit  www.tnachieves.org