Mentor Connect recruits mentors/tutors for Victoria Independent School District. Mentoring/Tutoring is offered for students in elementary, middle and high school. Whether they are being tutored, or getting to know their mentor, students realize they can achieve far more than they ever dreamed possible.
Research shows that youth with mentors are more inspired to stay in school, achieve their goals, build relationships and develop positive self-esteem. Mentoring also enhances learning skills and improves academic performance.
Thirty minutes of time one day per week can make a significant difference in the lives of local students. Volunteer mentors are needed at Hopkins Elementary to help students in first through third grades with improving their reading skills; at Patti Welder and Stroman Middle School to assist sixth through eighth grade students and at Victoria East and West campuses, ninth through twelfth grade students.
Being a mentor for a child can be done in several different formats. Academic Coach is someone that helps them with their academics, encourages them to make good grades, gives them assistance in understanding assignments or problems, and helps demonstrate effective ways to achieve success.Life Coach is someone that provides guidance by listening and sharing with the student, providing constructive advice on handling tough situations, just being a good friend. College Coach is someone that is there to help that student pursue the next stage in life by assisting in college applications, reviewing information for college, working with the family. The impact of the Mentoring/Tutoring Program is very apparent.
Mentors/Tutors are committed to the success of the students they mentor each week and feel satisfied knowing they are truly making a difference in helping students reach their full potential. If you would like to become a Mentor/Tutor at Hopkins, please call Felicia Sledge or Teri Flores today at 361-788-9527.