Wanted: TWELVE more adults to apply for a new Mentor role

Houston High School is seeking twelve more parents/teachers/community members to become officially state-sanctioned tnAchieves Mentors. This is an important and extremely vital role for our school district, and we ask that you consider applying AND/OR share this information with anyone who might be willing to mentor our young adults.

Did you know that Tennessee leads the nation in FAFSA filing? With 16,291 students from the Class of 2015 attending an eligible institution as a part of TN Promise, the community colleges experienced a 24 percent increase of full-time students while technical college enrollment increased more than 20 percent.

But, as parents and students who have navigated through the FAFSA/TN Promise process can tell you, it takes a fair amount of work to complete! We are fortunate to live in a city like Germantown, where a vast majority of our students have wonderful and involved parents. However, being that we have such excellent parents/teachers/surrounding community members, we would like to extend that “involved parent” advantage to each and every Houston High School student.

So, what does a mentor do? Although TN Promise creates an endowment for student scholarships, tnAchieves Mentors provide supports (emails, phone calls, texts, paperwork assistance) necessary for students to successfully complete the process. Become a part of their journey from high school to college. Truly make a difference in our community.

What type of commitment will it take? Each mentor will invest between 10-15 hours this year while helping between 5-10 high school seniors. In fact, most tnAchieves mentors report that they spend less than ONE hour per month serving as a resource to our scholars. tnAchieves designed its mentoring program so even the busiest executive, parent or young professional can make a meaningful impact. If you do not have experience working in education, do not worry! tnAchieves will train you to work with our Germantown students.


How do I apply?  The application process is simple, visit their website for the application and more information about the requirements.  GMSD has included a basic overview of the process below.

STEP 1 COMPLETE AN APPLICATION
STEP 2 CHOOSE A PREFERRED HIGH SCHOOL
STEP 3 COMPLETE ONE-HOUR TRAINING SESSION
STEP 4 ATTEND 2 ONE-HOUR MEETINGS WITH YOUR STUDENTS
STEP 5 COMMUNICATE WITH STUDENTS EVERY TWO WEEKS VIA EMAIL, PHONE OR TEXT AS THEY TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE

https://tnachieves.org/mentors/requirements/


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