“The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It” campaign launched in July and is aimed at improving community engagement with MCPS to help make students of all ages successful. This Twitter chat is just one way the campaign hopes to involve community dialogue and make an impact on high school students looking ahead to college.
With many questions about Tennessee Promise still looming, the organizers of the Twitter chat aim to answer any questions regarding Tennessee Promise requirements / deadlines as well as explain the relationship between K-12 education and post-secondary opportunities for students as well as the way that tnAchieves / Tennessee Promise benefits those students. tnAchieves is the organization that administers the Tennessee Promise scholarship that offers eligible students two years of tuition-free assistance at a community college or technical school in Tennessee. Hosts will also dive into the importance of community and business leader involvement in serving as mentors for tnAchieves.
The chat will take place on October 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT. Parents, educators, students, business leaders and anyone interested in learning more about college preparation and Tennessee Promise are encouraged to participate using the hashtags #GrowMaury and #TNPromise. Participants should follow Dr. Chris Marczak, director of MCPS, on Twitter (@cjmarczak), along with @TNPromise, @tnAchieves, @SCORE4Schools, @DaveMansouri and @MauryAlliance to tune in to the community’s frequently asked questions about Tennessee Promise, posed by Dr. Marczak and important thought leaders across the education community.