Rogue Valley Mentoring lets young people know that they are not alone. A caring and compassionate ear shows them that they matter, that they are the experts of their own experience. The mentoring of youth builds inter-generational bridges, creating a much needed synergy enriching the lives of all involved. This work is especially important in light of additional strain on youth in our communities due to COVID-19 and the recent wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in the Rogue Valley.
Research tells us that close relationships with caring, competent adults foster resiliency and mitigates the effects of childhood trauma. By providing emotional support to young people who need it the most, we encourage positive youth development. Mentored youth enter adulthood knowing their self-worth and ready to contribute to their communities.
Young Adults Who Were At-Risk for Falling Off Track But Had a Mentor Are:
55% more likely to enroll in college
78% more likely to volunteer regularly
90% are interested in becoming a mentor
130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
Our mission is to transform communities through the mentoring of youth.
We mentor young people, ages 10-24, in Jackson County through circles and one-to-one relationships.
Our vision: Together, adults and youth create community of mutual support, respect and understanding