VBEC honorary mentor: Pam Corporon

Victoria Business and Education Coalition mentor Pam Corporon and Hopkins Academy student Kyle Ellison work on some homework.
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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 Pam Corporon, an independent mentor of two students at Hopkins Academy.

How long have you been a mentor for the district?

Four years

What made you decide to be a mentor?

I made the decision to volunteer after hearing a speaker talk about the HOSTS program.

What do you feel you bring to the student?

I hope they realize that I really want to see them improve and learn to enjoy reading. I try to get them interested in the books they're reading and want to know how the ends.

What do you enjoy most about mentoring?

Seeing their reading and vocabulary skills improve.

What have you learned by the student, educational system, etc. that has enlightened you?

The mentoring program is a success and much needed. I have experienced firsthand seeing a student's progress from September to May and what a difference.