The application deadline for the tnAchieves mentors program is Friday.

In Hamblen County, 38 mentors are still needed to meet to meet the goal of 116. Help is appreciated in closing the gap locally to ensure each TN Promise applicant has a local support system.

Lakeway Area citizens should consider becoming a mentor with tnAchieves and provide support to local TN Promise students. tnAchieves mentors spend about one hour per month reminding students of important deadlines, serving as a trusted college resource and, most importantly, encouraging students to reach their full potential. More than 64,000 students from the Class of 2020 to apply for the scholarship this year. Many of these students will be the first person in their family to go to college and just need a little extra assistance.

Please consider applying by Friday to ensure each TN Promise applicant in our community has a local support system. Interested people can apply at http://tnachieves.org/mentors/apply.