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Mentor program participants honored at VBEC dinner

Dec. 14, 2013 at 6:14 a.m.


WHAT IS A MENTOR?

VBEC mentors spend at least 30 minutes a week with a student.

The following are among the mentor's functions:

• Teaching the student about a specific issue

• Coaching the student on a particular skill

• Facilitating the student's growth by sharing resources and networks

• Challenging the student to move beyond his or her comfort zone

• Creating a safe learning environment for taking risks

• Focusings on the student's total development

The SureBET Program is very flexible program.

Source: Victoria Business and Education Coalition

TO VOLUNTEER

Want to become a mentor? Call the Victoria Business and Education Coalition at 361-572-8232 for more information on how to apply.

The Victoria Business and Education Coalition hosted a Mentor Appreciation Dinner on Sept. 5. VBEC currently has more than 225 mentors in its SureBET Mentor Program.

They are at five campuses in the area: Hopkins elementary School, Patti Welder and Stroman middle schools, Victoria East and West high schools.

The following mentors and mentees were honored at the dinner:

Mentors

Nancy Kirchner - Patti Welder

Michael DiSanto - Stroman

Robert Loeb - Victoria West

Brian Holt - Victoria East

Carol Bludau - Hopkins

Mentees

Monica Hysquerdo - Victoria West

Kendall Millberger - Patti Welder

Arron Zamora - Victoria East

Joshua Gibson - Hopkins

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