Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday the state is extending the deadline to apply to be a mentor for the 2017 class of Tennessee Promise students.
The new deadline to apply to become a tnAchieves mentor is Monday. The initial deadline was Sunday.
Tennessee Promise still needs more than 2,000 people to reach its goal of having 9,000 mentors to help students transition from high school to college, according to Haslam’s Facebook page.
Here’s how many more mentors are needed by East Tennessee county, according to tnAchieves spokesperson Krissy DeAlejandro:
Anderson County – 23 needed
Blount County – met goal
Campbell County – 18 needed
Claiborne County – Two needed
Cocke County – 10 needed
Cumberland County – One needed
Grainger County – 11 needed
Greene County – 42 needed
Hamblen County – Four needed
Hancock County – One needed
Jefferson County – met goal
Knox County – Seven needed
Loudon County – 14 needed
Monroe County – 34 needed
Morgan County – Two needed
Roane County – met goal
Scott County – 28 needed
Sevier County – 41 needed
Union County – Five needed
A key part of the program is the volunteer mentors that are paired with each student.
· Be 21 years or older
· Meet the Nov. 21, 2016, deadline
· Be subject to a background check
· Complete mandatory mentor training by Feb. 15, 2017
· Attend the mandatory high school team meeting in March or April
· Attend the mandatory college team meeting in the fall
TnAchieves is a partnering organization to the Tennessee Promise Scholarship in 85 of the 95 counties in Tennessee