Make a Difference: Spend one hour a month to help a kid go to college

Are you dedicated to helping young people go to college? Can you give one hour a month to make it happen? I'm betting the answer to both questions is YES.

As we get ready for the new school year, we're once again recruiting for nashvilleAchieves mentors. Last school year these mentors helped hundreds of Metro Schools students fulfill their dreams of going to college.

What does it mean to be a nashvilleAchieves mentor? It means you...

  • Make initial contact with students before a January team meeting
  • Reach out to parents/guardians if possible
  • Remind students of all meetings and deadlines
  • Attend all meetings students are expected to attend
  • Encourage students to reach their potential
  • Play an active role in eliminating barriers associated with post-secondary access and success
  • Assist students with community service opportunities
  • Lessen 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 1
  • Complete mandatory mentor training by December 1
  • 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