40 more mentors needed across the UC

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

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.

CountyTotal Mentors NeededTotal Mentors RecruitedRemaining Mentor Need% of Need Recruited
Cannon County20290100%
Clay County119282%
Cumberland County75840100%
DeKalb County20220100%
Fentress County2826293%
Jackson County14140100%
Macon County3327682%
Overton County36191753%
Pickett County660100%
Putnam County107111-4100%
Smith County3027390%
Van Buren County97278%
Warren County6861790%
White County3833587%
Total UC4954754096%
Total TN9000861338796%

Michelle Price is the former managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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