By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor
UPPER CUMBERLAND – With hours to go before the midnight deadline, there are still 40 mentors needed to help change the lives of area seniors wishing to pursue post-secondary education. The need is most crucial in Overton County where only 53% of the goal has been met and 17 more volunteers are needed.
tnAchieves mentors play a critical role in the success of students across the state of Tennessee as they pursue a post-secondary credential. Many students need just a little extra help in navigating the college-going process. tnAchieves mentors provide that support by offering encouragement and personal guidance to students in their community.
Mentors invest 12 hours annually assisting 5-10 high school seniors. tnAchieves has designed the mentor role so that even the busiest executive, parent or young professional can make a meaningful impact.
A background in education is not needed. All mentors receive an online training, handbook and support from the tnAchieves staff.
The deadline to sign up as a mentor is today, Dec. 3 at midnight. Enrollment is easy and is available at tnAchieves.org/mentors.
|County||Total Mentors Needed||Total Mentors Recruited||Remaining Mentor Need||% of Need Recruited|
|Van Buren County||9||7||2||78%|