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For the past few weeks, I have been sharing e-mail updates about our Mission of Hope Scholarship Program and our incredible MOH scholars. We have had numerous TV, radio, and newspaper stories about these wonderful students, their challenges, and our financial donation needs to underwrite this very special part of what we are so privileged to do here at The HOPE. And now we are trying to complete the recruitment of some MOH mentor friends to assign to our new 2016 scholarship winners.

We have had a very good response, but we still need a few more of both male and female mentor friends.  Being a Mission of Hope mentor friend does not require a lot of time and effort. We just want our scholars to know they have a true friend and someone who will be an encourager to them. Please review the following information and if you feel led to serve, call Diane Webster at the Mission of Hope office (865-584-7571) for additional details and information.

Please help us and help our scholars. And thank you for helping extend The HOPE.

Sincerest Regards;
Emmette Thompson – Executive Director, Mission of Hope

Mission of Hope – Scholar\’s Mentoring Program

Who can become a Mission of Hope Individual Mentor?

  • Any individual who wants to invest time assisting a MOH Scholar by encouragement and guidance through their college career
  • Must be 21 years or older

To become a Mission of Hope Individual Mentor, you must…

Contact the Mission of Hope office by July 1

  • Sign and return to the MOH office “Guidelines for Mentoring” by July 15
  • Attend Scholars Dinner in late July
  • Contact Scholars the minimum of once a month
  • Send occasional cards and small gifts (recommended but not necessary) to let them know you are thinking of them
  • Encourage Scholars to reach their potential
  • Keep the Mission of Hope informed of when you contact your Scholars and of any updates or needs they may have.
  • Be diligent and persistent in reaching your Scholar
  • Remind Scholars of any deadlines or meetings (such as sending in transcripts)
  • Be patient and loving, share personal experiences to help them through the transition to College life
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