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.
Research tells us that close relationships with caring adults foster resiliency, and help mitigate the effects of childhood trauma. By providing caring, consistent support to young people who need it most, mentors encourage positive youth development. Mentored youth enter adulthood knowing their self-worth, and ready to contribute to their communities.
Young Adults Who Have 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 entire communities through the mentoring of youth.
We mentor young people, ages 9-24 years old, in Jackson County through mentoring circles and one-to-one relationships.
Our Vision: Together, adults and youth create a community of mutual support, respect, and understanding.
The mentoring of youth builds inter-generational bridges, enriching the lives of all involved.
Rogue Valley Mentoring Values…
Youth Empowerment – at Rogue Valley Mentoring, we believe youth are the experts in their own lives.
Equity – at Rogue Valley Mentoring, we prioritize the importance of adapting our organization and programs as needed to provide relevant services to diverse populations.
Building Community Resilience – Rogue Valley Mentoring provides programs and services that help to reveal participants strengths and inherent ability to face and overcome challenges.