Isaac & Pat
Pat has helped Isaac with football and basketball, and attends almost every game Isaac has! Pat wants to help Isaac succeed in all his endeavors, and enjoys spending time with him. Their connection is so special, they say its fate!
Name of Mentee: Isaac
Name of Mentor: Pat Fleming
Mentoring Program: Spectrum
Program Type: Community-Based
Length of Their Match: 2.5 years
Age of Mentee: 16
About This Match:
Pat has been one of Isaac’s biggest supporters. He helped Isaac get the equipment he needed for football and basketball, helped him figure out transportation to get to and from practices, and Pat attends close to every single one of his games! Pat also helps keep in touch with his school guidance counselors, teachers, and coaches to make sure he’s succeeding.
“I think Isaac and I sort of fill in the holes in each other’s lives. Being retired with both of my girls grown and settled has afforded me the time to be able to do more. I really believe that part of our purpose on earth is to make life a little less difficult for others, and that has always been important to me and something that I will continue to do in my later years. Each game that I attend I am always struck by the fact that I have never once seen his mom or dad at a game and then realize that I have become part of Isaac’s family. I often tell Isaac that I don’t know how or why fate brought us together, but I’m sure glad that it did. He doesn’t disagree!” – Pat
Isaac and Pat were honored by Comcast and MENTOR Vermont as 2022 Vermont Ambassadors of Mentoring!