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Montgomery County Needs 148 Additional TN Promise Mentors

 

Clarksville - Montgomery County Community NewsClarksville, Tn —With the deadline less than three months away, tnAchieves needs an additional 5,000 volunteer mentors across the state to support TN Promise applicants from the Class of 2020. Locally, Montgomery County still needs 148 mentors to meet student demand.

Mentors spend one hour a month assisting students as they transition from high school to college.  They remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource and, most importantly, encourage students to reach their full potential.

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Whitney Johns: The world is not enough

 

SpiritualityMurfreesboro, TN – What are the three best things in your life right now? Did you just graduate from college… Was your first grandchild just born… Do you have awesome co workers… Is your boyfriend the best…?

Where do you find comfort? Having plenty of money in the bank… Having enough friends… Having a spouse… Escaping in a Netflix binge…?

What are you searching for? As long as I have ________________________ , everything will be okay.

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Mountain Landscape

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LEAP Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Annual 7 Points Scholarship Essay Contest is open to Clarksville Montgomery County School System and Fort Campbell High School seniors. Each year, the theme highlights one of our 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, Perseverance, Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

The LEAP Organization recognizes the importance of encouraging youth to be productive and responsible citizens, and is honored to provide resources to assist youth in their quest to pursue higher learning opportunities.

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Frazier Allen: Five Tips for First-Time Grandparents

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Your daughter recently welcomed her first child – your first grandchild – and you’re already in love. You envision festive holidays spent together, bouncing him or her on your knee, and buying heaps of toys and adorable shoes.

But you may be able to offer so much more. Grandparents like you have historically had a powerful influence in the lives of their grandchildren and have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

So what kind of power are we talking about? Now that you’ve joined the grandparents club, you’re what anthropologists call a “secret benefactor” of humanity.

Sharpen these skills to excel in your new role.

Sharpen these skills to excel in your new role.

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Consumer Reports Partners with Reveal to Investigate the Nation’s $1.3 Trillion Student Debt Crisis

 

What Caused The Student Debt Crisis and What People Can Do About It

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports has partnered with the nonprofit Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting to produce a special report examining the nation’s growing student debt crisis, in which some 42 million people owe $1.3 trillion. The report explores how the crisis occurred, and what people—including parents and students—can do about it today.

The education debt report is being released concurrently today by both institutions, with a cover story in Consumer Reports’ August issue, and online at both ConsumerReports.org/studentdebt and RevealNews.org/studentdebt

Consumer Reports survey finds 45% of people who have left college with student loan debt say college was not worth the cost; More than half reported problems making loan payments at least once.

Consumer Reports survey finds 45% of people who have left college with student loan debt say college was not worth the cost; More than half reported problems making loan payments at least once.

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Senators Introduce Bills to Make College More Affordable and Help Americans Struggling With Education Debt

 

Consumers UnionWashington, D.C. – Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, praised a group of Senators today for introducing a package of bills that will help make college more affordable and assist those struggling to pay off their education debt.

The bills aim to ensure Pell grants cover more of the cost of higher education, enable Americans to refinance their loans at lower rates, and create a path for more students to afford community college without going into debt.

Consumers Union Calls On Congress to Take Action to Address America’s College Affordability and Education Debt Crisis

Consumers Union Calls On Congress to Take Action to Address America’s College Affordability and Education Debt Crisis

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Governor Bill Haslam Encourages Tennessee Adults to “Reconnect And Complete” College Degrees

 

110,000 Tennesseans have already earned more than half the credit hours toward a degree

Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC)Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced yesterday “Tennessee Reconnect + Complete,” a Drive to 55 initiative focused on encouraging Tennessee adults with some college credit to return to college and complete their degree.

According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), approximately 940,000 Tennessee adults have enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the state and achieved some college credit but left before obtaining a degree or credential.

Of those, nearly 110,000 Tennesseans have earned more than half the credit hours toward a degree during the past nine years, with 25,000 likely to have enough credits to graduate in only one additional semester.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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American Heart Association reports College Football Linemen face greater risk of Heart Problems

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationOrlando, FL – College freshmen who play football linemen positions may face a greater risk of specific heart problems than other players, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Session 2015.

Researchers analyzed the effect of playing American football on the heart in 87 college athletes from pre-season to post-season.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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Frazier Allen: Financial Planning for Modern Life’s Different Stages

 

Flexibility, Resourcefulness are Crucial as Old Rules are Upended

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The old paradigm that saw young people leave the nest, get some education, marry, raise a family, pursue a career and then retire – in roughly that order – has been tossed out the window.

Today, college students start companies in their dorm rooms, late-life marriages bring two sets of kids together, and retirement may not be an option or even a desired goal for some folks.

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Clarksville’s LEAP to hold $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest for Seniors

 

scholarshipClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is proud to announce its 4th annual  7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay contest for high school seniors designed to encourage and promote the 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, Perseverance, Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

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