Roane County needs 56 tnAchieves volunteer mentors to support the TN Promise Class of 2024! 

And, state-wide, tnAchieves needs 9,000 volunteer mentors.

With the Tennessee Promise last-dollar scholarship program, every student graduating from a Tennessee high school can attend a Tennessee community college or a Tennessee College of Applied Technology. And, to help the students transition from high school to college, they are assigned a tnAchieves mentor.

Mentors commit just one hour per month to support and encourage local students. All tnAchieves mentors complete virtual training and are provided with a comprehensive handbook guide to the program. Mentor training for Class of 2024 mentors will become available in Fall 2023! While tnAchieves mentoring is not a significant time commitment, it does significantly impact our students’ success.

Mentors serve as a resource, share their experiences, and offer encouragement and support. As a result, mentors impact student success, and that success can have a favorable impact that lasts for generations and transforms our communities.

To learn more about being a mentor, visit

To apply to be a mentor, visit

If you know someone who may be interested in being a tnAchieves mentor, please forward this email to them. Please apply as a mentor; the deadline is October 20, 2022.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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