| Aug 16, 2013
Earlier this week, Gov. Bill Haslam and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced nashvilleAchieves,
a public-private partnership that will make postsecondary education a reality for thousands of Nashville students.
The program is a spinoff of tnAchieves,
which began in Knoxville in 2008. Since then, it has expanded to 27 counties across the state and has helped more than 34,000 high school students in Tennessee further their education.
NashvilleAchieves has already raised $1 million, and Dean has committed the city to contribute $750,000 more for the next two years.
The tnAchieves program has a unique mentoring component that relies on community volunteers to help high school students achieve their goals of postsecondary education. As this program expands into Davidson County, this is an excellent opportunity for local business leaders with a passion for education to get involved. To learn more about becoming a mentor, please visit https://www.tnachieves.org/a-mentor.
Currently, only 32 percent of adults in Tennessee have a college degree. A well-trained, well-educated workforce can make our state more competitive, increase our quality of life and help us attract more businesses. NashvilleAchieves is poised to have a great impact on our city by making postsecondary education attainable for students who would otherwise have ...