Source: WVLT-Knoxville | Article | November 26, 2018

Image result for tnachieves mentorWith only four days remaining until the application deadline, tnAchieves still needs nearly 1,400 mentors across Tennessee.

The program needs 9,000 mentors annually to ensure each of the 64,000 applicants is paired with this important support system. While the financial component of the program may grab many students immediate attention, the mentor support system is the backbone of the program.

“Anyone can be a tnAchieves mentor,” said tnAchieves Deputy Director of Outreach, Graham Thomas. “If you have one hour per month and the desire to help students achieve their dreams, you will make a great mentor. We will train and provide you with all the information you need. Each year our 9,000 mentors represent the heart of the program.”

A few of the East Tennessee counties in need are:

– Anderson County: 29

– Blount County: 40

– Campbell County: 14

– Cocke County: 19

– Grainger County: 5

– Loudon County: 18

– Monroe County: 25

– Scott County: 14

– Sevier County: 32

– Union County: 7

Mentors must by 21 years of age, are subject to a background check and must complete one hour of training. To apply, go here.