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tnAchieves in need of mentors

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Individuals with a passion for education who can spend 10-15 hours annually to help area high school students achieve their college dreams are sought to become a tnAchieves/RoaneAchieves mentor.

“As a mentor, you will make a difference and help students receive a tnAchieves scholarship and make it to college,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

Sixty percent of Roane County’s graduating high school seniors who enrolled in community college last year with the tnAchieves scholarship program were first-generation college students, Lutz said.

“Because of mentors like you, their transition from high school to college was a success,” he added. “Being a mentor is a small-time investment that makes a really big impact.”

Volunteers are not required to have a college degree or a job in the education field to become a tnAchieves mentor.

“You only need to provide encouragement and guidance to high school seniors,” Lutz said. “We will provide any training you need.”

The mentor application deadline is Nov. 22. Visit www.tnachieves.org/a-mentor for more information and to register.

Lutz may be contacted for more details at 376-2093 or alutz@roanealliance.org.

“Please don't wait; become a mentor today,” Lutz said.

“Our children and our community are worth it.”