Mentorships available with Tennessee Promise

As Pellissippi State prepares for the influx of Tennessee Promise students in fall 2015, consider becoming a mentor to help them meet their potential.

To meet the Tennessee Promise student demand, 6,000 mentors across the state need to be prepared and trained. Mentors will communicate with students every two weeks via email, phone or text to help them transition from high school to college.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the life of a student,” said Anthony Wise, Pellissippi State president. “Mentors will serve as encouragers and resources to primarily first-generation college students.”

All mentors need to be registered in the next six weeks. Mentors can choose their preferred high school. They must complete a one-hour training session and two additional one-hour meetings. Anyone who has mentored with tnAchieves and wishes to continue working with students will need to reapply.

An online application is available at