TNAchieves Day helps students meet scholarship requirements

TNAchieves Day returns April 19 to provide local high school seniors a convenient way to meet the TNAchieves scholarship’s 8-hour community service requirement.

During last year’s inaugural TNAchieves Day, 150 seniors from Williamson County high schools joined us for a day of volunteering, with projects ranging from planting community gardens, to painting fences, to trail maintenance.

The event is timed in conjunction with the date high school juniors take the ACT. In previous years, seniors were allowed to use that school day to job shadow or tour college campuses. Beginning last year, students were also given the option to spend the day volunteering to meet scholarship requirements.

As an approved volunteer service provider, United Way of Williamson County can help students take the legwork out of finding qualifying projects and of ensuring those projects meet TNAchieves requirements.

Whenever possible, students may be grouped with their classmates for their assigned projects.

Most projects begin at 9 a.m. and last through 3 p.m., providing 6.5 of the 8 hours required (including 30 minutes travel time to and from the project site).

Participants will need to wear appropriate shoes (e.g. tennis shoes or work boots) and clothes and bring a lunch and water.

The deadline to register is March 15, and participants will receive project information and further instructions by April 12.

Visit uwwc.org/tnachievesday/ to register.

Mar 7, 2017 | Events, Volunteering

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