Welcome to Rogue Valley Mentoring’s Resource Page for mentors! We hope you find these offerings useful as you mentor in any capacity in your life, with RVM or otherwise.

If you have any suggestions for things we might add here please contact Jenna@rvmentoring.org

“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.” — Maya Angelou

Resources for Youth Mentors:

Mentor Resource Library from TeamMates Mentoring. Activity ideas, continuing mentor education, and links to more!

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership’s mission is to fuel the quantity and quality of mentoring relationships for American’s young people and to close the mentoring gap.

FREE Webinars offered monthly on various mentoring topics.

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

The National Mentoring Resource Center offers no-cost training and technical assistance, including coaching, program assessment, and evidence reviews.

Institute for Youth Success  focuses on best practices in mentoring. Visit their site for free trainings, blog posts, webinars and more!

Jackson and Josephine County Resource Guide – Feb 2020 A PDF file of local resources

Jackson and Josephine County Schools – Feb 2020. A PDF file of local schools

RVTD Bus Passes

RVTD has awarded RVM 50 6-ride bus passes for low income mentees from the Statewide Improvement Fund (STIF). If you know of a mentee who would benefit from free bus passes, please come by the office or give us a call. We are eager to support youth with their transportation needs.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

Activities and Gift Certificates for Matches and Circles:

Thanks to STEAM Program (Southern Oregon ESD) for a generous grant supporting STEAM mentoring. All of these engaging activities and certificates can be checked out at our office.

  • Build a Brush Robot
  • Smart Car Soldering Kit
  • Molecular Model Kit – Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry     
  • Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys   
  • The Biology Coloring Book   
  • Women in Science Postcards
  • Terrarium Kit
  • Weather Science Kit   
  • 5 Set STEM Kit   
  • Ashland Art Center ($20 gift cards)
  • Central Art Supply ($10)
  • Science Works Youth Passes
  • PLUS tons of art and beading supplies!

More gift certificates to share with youth:

  • Yogurt Hut ($12)
  • Rogue Rock Gym ($20)
  • The Artist in You ($25)
  • Family Fun Center ($25)
  • Coming Attractions Theaters ($20 and $25)
  • Ashland Ice Rink (seasonal)
  • Emigrant Lake Water Slides (seasonal)