VBEC honorary mentor: Casey Cullen
Feb. 23, 2013 at midnight
Updated Feb. 22, 2013 at 8:23 p.m.
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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 VBEC honorary mentor: Casey Cullen, an independent mentor of one student at Patti Welder Middle School.
How long have you been a mentor for the district?
Almost one year.
What made you decide to be a mentor?
I wanted to give back to the community. I feel strongly that the future of our community is in the hands of our youth and education is the building block for a successful future.
What do you feel you bring to the student?
An understanding that hard work pays off. Also, a living example that education is important to future success.
What do you enjoy most about mentoring?
Being able to help the youth succeed.
What have you learned from the student, educational system, etc. that has enlightened you?
That our community educational instructions have enacted programs to help each and every student succeed.