by Carjamin Scott on June 14, 2018, at 5:02 p.m. CST
tnAchieves in partnership with TN Promise and the TN Student Assistance Corporation is seeking mentors for the high school graduation class of 2019. Mentors alert students about upcoming deadlines, scholarship community service requirements, and related in-person mandatory meetings. New mentors are required to attend a one hour mandatory training meeting and two one hour meetings with their assigned students. On average, a mentor will spend less than 10-12 hours yearly communicating with students about TN Promise eligibility requirements. Here is what it takes to become a mentor.
- Be 21 years of age or older.
- Apply by December 1.
- Be subject to a background check.
- Complete mandatory mentor training in February.
- Attend the mandatory high school team meeting in March or April.
- Attend the college team meeting in the fall, usually October.
- Contact students at least once every two weeks from March through December.
During the course of the TN Promise program, many students miss deadlines and other requirements resulting in ineligibility for the scholarship. This is why mentors are needed to alert students about program requirements and help them with navigating the college admissions process.