Carter County seeks 23 mentors as tnAchieves extends 2024 registration deadline

Published 1:45 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023

FROM STAFF REPORTS
NASHVILLE – As the demand for mentors continues to grow across the state of Tennessee, tnAchieves has announced the extension of its 2024 mentor registration deadline to Friday, Oct. 27. The nonprofit organization aims to address the increasing need for mentors, with Carter County needing 23 mentors required to meet local requirements.
The call for mentors is not limited to a single area; statewide, tnAchieves is in search of approximately 2,000 volunteer mentors to provide guidance and support to students embarking on their college journeys.
In 2024, tnAchieves is set to roll out several exciting changes to its mentor program, marking a new chapter in mentor-student interactions. A prominent shift is that mentors will be assigned to students who have actively sought mentorship, recognized its benefits, and understood its potential impact on their college experiences and future endeavors.
This strategic adjustment is expected to yield several positive outcomes for tnAchieves mentors:
Enhanced Student Connections: With mentors matched to students who have proactively expressed their need for guidance, the mentorship experience is anticipated to be more robust and responsive.
Smaller Student Groups: With each mentor working with a smaller group of students – expected to be in the range of 1 to 5 students – the capacity for individualized attention and support is significantly amplified.
Wider Student Conversations: Due to increased student engagement, mentors will be well-positioned to assist with college-related tasks while also delving into career and workforce-related goal setting.
For an insider perspective on these changes, tnAchieves President and CEO Krissy DeAlejandro provides insights in a video message available at [https://youtu.be/V-Qlpulc61c].
Prospective mentors can be assured that the registration process is straightforward and that tnAchieves offers mentor training. No specific college expertise is required, making it accessible to a broad range of individuals. The tnAchieves Mentorship commitment involves just 12 hours annually, equivalent to approximately one hour per month.
With the upcoming deadline quickly approaching, tnAchieves encourages those interested in becoming mentors to visit [https://tnAchieves.org/mentors/apply] for additional information and to sign up.
tnAchieves, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been providing scholarships with mentor support since 2008, positively impacting the educational journeys of countless Tennessee students.
For interview requests or further inquiries, please contact Tyler Ford at tyler@tnAchieves.org or (309) 945-3446. The need for mentors in Carter County and statewide underscores the essential role mentors play in shaping the future of Tennessee’s students.

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