With nearly 9,020 volunteers completing a tnAchieves mentor application, the program has successfully exceeded its mentor recruitment goal for the TN Promise class of 2018.
This is a testament to countless local advocates who have shared the opportunity with their networks, to many businesses and industries who discussed the program with their employees and to individuals who understood that our students often need an encourager to help them earn a college credential.
“On behalf of the tnAchieves board of directors and my team, I cannot thank our communities enough for their continued support of our program, our mission and ultimately our students,” said Krissy DeAlejandro, Executive Director of tnAchieves. “The mentors are the heart of TN Promise and often are the difference makers as students transition from high school to college.”
In its fourth cohort, TN Promise experienced a record number of applicants from the graduating class of 2018. TN Promise seeks to increase the percentage of students accessing college and ultimately earning a college credential as the state pushes toward 55 percent post-secondary attainment by 2025.
“The mentor program reflects our community-based approach to student success,” commented Graham Thomas, Deputy Director of Community Partnerships and Outreach at tnAchieves.
tnAchieves plans to leave the mentor application open through Dec. 8 in an effort to assist those counties who have yet to meet their mentor need. The application can be found at www.tnachieves.org.
Launched in 2008, tnAchieves is a privately-funded scholarship and mentoring program that seeks to provide an opportunity for every Tennessee student to earn a post-secondary degree.