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Mentors needed for new free college program
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Adults looking to give back to the community now have a way to pitch in, volunteering a minimal amount of time that will have long-lasting benefits for the students they are helping. The Tennessee Promise Mentor Program is in need of 27 more mentors to help guide students into the college world through the state program that provides every Tennessee high school graduate two years for free college regardless of income or grade point average. “It’s like a second start,” said Warren County School Board member and registered mentor Bill Zechman, noting the student is guaranteed two years of free college education provided they maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average.