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January 19, 2018

TN Promise mentor deadline is December 1st


Heather Dawes
Grainger Today Reporter

NASHVILLE – The deadline to become a TN Promise mentor for local students is almost here. Aspiring mentors need to be signed up before Dec. 1. Mentors encourage students to reach their full potential and remind students of important deadlines. Locally, Grainger County still needs nine mentors to ensure that every student has a local support system.

“Mentoring is a small time commitment that can make a big impact in a student’s life,” said tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro. “If you have one spare hour per month, please consider serving as a mentor.”

TnAchieves trains all mentors, provides them with a handbook and sends weekly updates to ensure that the mentor is armed with the tools necessary to work with their students. Interested volunteers can apply and find more information at www.tnachieves.org/mentors/apply.

The time to invest in the future of Grainger County and area families could take as little as one hour a month. Each applicant is paired with a volunteer mentor that spends one hour per month helping students with the transition from high school to college.

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