Since 2005 Rogue Valley Mentoring (formerly known as the Rose Circle Mentoring Network) has trained over 480 adults who have mentored over 2,000 youth in our valley. Our no-cost programs serve Jackson County youth, ages 10-24, in one-to-one mentoring relationships and in circles (group mentoring). We vet any safe, caring adult and support them into becoming well-trained, effective mentors who have the ability to change the course of a young person’s life. Mentoring heals trauma. It takes just an hour a week. Join the movement.
Did you know that the third Wednesday of every October is International Pronouns Day?
Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.
Here are some great tips from @teachingoutsidethebinary on how to support a young person who comes out to you. This information is helpful in supporting folks of all ages and anyone who is coming out, whether with their gender or their sexuality.