VBEC honorary mentor: Marc Hinojosa
Aug. 18, 2012 at 3:18 a.m.
Want to be a mentor?
Call the Victoria Business and Education Coalition at 361-572-8232.
The Victoria Business and Education Coalition is honoring mentors who donate their time to work with students in Victoria schools.
This week's spotlight mentor is Marc A. Hinojosa, an independent mentor of two students at Hopkins Academy.
How long have you been a mentor for the district?
What made you decide to be a mentor?
I was always involved with my children during their school days, so mentoring was a no-brainer. I guess I became familiar with the program at Hopkins Academy during my grandson's years at the school. I was a regular visitor at the school at his lunch break, so I developed a rapport with his fellow students and the faculty.
What do you feel you bring to the student?
Children at these ages are so impressionable, so any positive influence works in their favor.
What do you enjoy most about mentoring?
Working with children in any capacity is a rewarding experience. Reading is such a valuable tool and mentoring enhances that resource.
What have you learned by the student, educational system, etc. that has enlightened you?
Everyone wins through the mentoring experience. We, as mentors, provide support to our learning system and the kids reap the benefits for years to come.