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Tennessee Promise seeking 1,600 volunteer mentors in two days

tnAchieves is looking for 1,600 volunteer mentors for the Tennessee Promise program, and the deadline is in two days.
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Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 3:33 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - tnAchieves is looking for 1,600 volunteer mentors for the Tennessee Promise program, and the deadline is in two days.

Officials with the group, a non-profit that supports students, released a list of counties that still need mentors. Mentoring only requires one hour per month commitment and can be done either in person or virtually.

“Mentors serve as an important resource for students as they transition from high school to college,” representatives with tnAchieves said. “They provide reminders, serve as a resource and offer encouragement for students as they work to achieve college success. The TN Promise Class of 2022 has applied at rates not seen since before the pandemic; now more mentors are needed to ensure they are supported!”

The following county school systems still need mentors:

  • Anderson County - 14 Mentors Needed
  • Blount County - 25 Mentors Needed
  • Campbell County - 9 Mentors Needed
  • Cocke County - 12 Mentors Needed
  • Grainger County - 10 Mentors Needed
  • Hamblen County - 17 Mentors Needed
  • Knox County - 27 Mentors Needed
  • Loudon County - 3 Mentors Needed
  • Monroe County - 30 Mentors Needed
  • Morgan County - 1 Mentor Needed
  • Scott County - 23 Mentors Needed
  • Sevier County - 46 Mentors Needed

Those interested in volunteering must be 21 or older, complete a background check and finish a one-hour training session. The application to apply can be found here.

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