Tennessee Promise Needs Mentors

Tn PromiseTennessee needs thousands of mentors for the young people graduating from high school and enrolling in community college. The Tennessee Promise plan pays for community college tuition, but it also pairs students with a volunteer mentor to offer some guidance.
To date, more than 35,000 high school seniors are registered statewide. An important piece of Tennessee Promise is volunteer mentors.
Across Tennessee, 6,000 mentors are needed. Because this program is launching this fall, officials hope more will volunteer.
The deadline for both students and mentors to sign up is November 1st.
To become a mentor, you must be at least 21 years old and be able to devote 10 to 15 hours to a handful of high school seniors. There is also a background check.
To sign up for the Tennessee Promise as a student or a mentor, go to www.tennesseepromise.gov.