Friday is the deadline to apply as a Class of 2022 tnAchieves mentor! As of today, more than 1,600 mentors are still needed statewide. Counties in East Tennessee with outstanding mentor need include:


  • Anderson County – 14 Mentors Needed
  • Blount County – 25 Mentors Needed
  • Campbell County – 9 Mentors Needed
  • Cocke County – 12 Mentors Needed
  • Grainger County – 10 Mentors Needed
  • Hamblen County – 17 Mentors Needed
  • Knox County – 27 Mentors Needed
  • Loudon County – 3 Mentors Needed
  • Monroe County – 30 Mentors Needed
  • Morgan County – 1 Mentors Needed
  • Scott County – 23 Mentors Needed
  • Sevier County – 46 Mentors Needed


Please help to ensure all TN Promise students have a local support system by completing an application at


Mentors serve as an important resource for students as they transition from high school to college. They provide reminders, serve as a resource and offer encouragement for students as they work to achieve college success. The TN Promise Class of 2022 has applied at rates not seen since before the pandemic; now more mentors are needed to ensure they are supported!


tnAchieves mentoring only requires a one-hour-per-month commitment. In 2022, mentors will be able to choose between mentoring virtually or in person, depending on their preference.


While the time commitment is small, the impact on a student’s life can be significant. Interested volunteers must be 21 years of age, are subject to a background check and must complete a one-hour training session.


tnAchieves is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has provided scholarships with mentor support since 2008. Those interested in applying or learning more can visit or contact Tyler Ford at (309) 945-3446.