tnAchieves has released its 2021-2022 Annual Report: Supports Matter. The report highlights tnAchieves’ statewide impact, provides insight on key programs and outlines a call-to-action designed to address higher education challenges created and exacerbated by the pandemic.
In a year when many students were faced with pandemic-related challenges, tnAchieves responded by strengthening existing programs and developing new strategies to meet every student where they are at scale. Serving 89 percent of the state’s high school seniors and 86 percent of its community college graduates, tnAchieves understands the gravity of the work. tnAchieves continues to pair rich data analysis with student voice to provide Tennessee students with proactive, impactful programming.
Below is a summary of the report’s highlights; however, you are encouraged to read the full report at https://tnAchieves.org/supports-matter.
tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro outlines tnAchieves’ role in developing student-centric programming to alleviate pandemic-related challenges.
“The annual report discusses the pandemic’s role in Tennessee’s higher education landscape. You will see a devastating decline in our state’s college going rate, but also a call to action,” DeAlejandro said. “We believe that the damage caused by the pandemic, as it relates specifically to vulnerable student populations, can be reversed by placing students at the center of conversations and, more importantly, the work. As a non-profit operating external to institutions, tnAchieves sees our role as continuing to be the voice of the student. We are also committed to building and expanding new and innovative programs designed to move the needle. The community’s support and trust means we feel empowered to be bold in the name of student success. We have never shied away from doing things differently!”
The report provides four call-to-action items that aim to reverse decline’s in Tennessee’s college going rate and ensure all students have an opportunity to earn a college credential:
tnAchieves launched in 2009 with a goal of changing lives and transforming communities – a bold charge only Randy Boyd, Bill Haslam, Mike Ragsdale, Rich Ray and Tim Williams could set in motion. Because of the support of thousands around the state, tnAchieves students are breaking family cycles, overcoming unimaginable barriers and finding meaningful careers. Read tnAchieves’ 2021-2022 Annual Report: Supports Matter to learn more.
tnAchieves is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has been providing scholarships with mentor support since 2008. TN Promise provides every high school senior the opportunity to attend a community or technical college tuition free. The scholarship application is available for students beginning their senior year of high school at www.tnpromise.gov. Please email tnAchieves@tnAchieves.org for more information.
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