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Grant money will benefit high school mentoring labs

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Aug. 26, 2010 at 3:26 a.m.


WHAT IS SURE B.E.T.?Sure B.E.T., which stands for business and education together, is looking for mentors for the new school year. The commitment takes 30 minutes a week and mentors are needed for elementary reading and remedial math.

For more information on the mentoring program or to get involved, contact Sure B.E.T. at 361-485-6642.

The Victoria school district just became a bit richer.

Sure B.E.T. presented a $14,600 check to Bob Moore, Victoria school district superintendent, during Tuesday's Victoria Partnership meeting.

The money, a grant from the Meadow's Foundation, will benefit the two high schools' mentoring laboratories, said Rhonda Fotiades, executive director of Sure B.E.T.

"We're trying to support VISD in whatever way we can," Fotiades said, explaining that's the goal of the Victoria Business & Education Coalition, which oversees Sure B.E.T.

The coalition offers several programs that work to increase educational attainment in the Crossroads area.

The extra money will help, Moore said.

Mentoring labs use individualized instruction materials to assist students who need help, he explained, and the money will go toward purchasing a wide variety of materials for the rooms.

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