How you can spend one hour a month helping a kid go to college

Are you so busy that you couldn't give up an hour each month (on average) to help a young person go to college for free? Surely not.

We need you to step up and become a nashvilleAchieves mentor. What does it mean? What do you have to do? What is nashvilleAchieves? Let's take a look.

A nashvilleAchieves mentor...

  • Makes initial contact with students before January team meeting
  • Reaches out to parents/guardians if possible
  • Reminds students of all meetings and deadlines
  • Attends all meetings students are expected to attend
  • Encourages students to reach their potential
  • Plays an active role in eliminating barriers associated with post-secondary access and success
  • Assists students with community service opportunities
  • Lessens the post-secondary intimidation factor by sharing personal experiences

Who can become a mentor?

  • Any individual who wants to invest 10-15 hours over the course of a year helping five high school seniors with post-secondary success
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Subject to a background check

To become a mentor you must...

  • Apply online by November 27 - DEADLINE EXTENDED
  • Complete mandatory mentor training by December 15
  • Attend mandatory January team meeting
  • Attend mandatory March team meeting
  • Contact students at least once every two weeks from January through December

So what are you waiting for? Sign up!

For information about mentoring with tnAchieves, contact Graham Thomas at 615-604-1306 or by email at