Cleveland State Community College launches mentor program

photo Students walk to class at Cleveland State Community College in this file photo.

LEARN MOREFor more information about the bradleyAchieves program, call Cleveland State Community College at 423-472-7141 or 800-604-2722. For more information about the tnAchieves program, visit its website at www.tnachieves.org/.

CLEVELAND, Tenn.-Cleveland State Community College, in cooperation with the Allan Jones Foundation, has launched bradleyAchieves, a financial and mentoring program to give Bradley County high school graduates an opportunity to attend the college in return for community service.

"This is a great day for education," Cleveland State president Dr. Carl Hite said Thursday afternoon while announcing the program's launch. "This is a great day for Bradley County."

The local program is part of the statewide tnAchieves program, which seeks to increase higher education opportunities for state students through "last-dollar" community college scholarships, school officials said.