Rogue Valley Mentoring’s background-checked, trained mentors join Spartan Boxing’s D.R.E.A.M. After-school Program for middle school youth:
Use the links above to download a registration form, view the flyers, or email Spartan for more info!
Meet our Spartan Boxing Mentors
RVM mentors at Spartan Boxing’s D.R.E.AM. Program are staff Lead Mentor, Jim Tully, and RVM volunteer, Paul Coffelt, MA. This program is also supported by our Program Director, Kat DeCayette.
Learn more about them below, or meet the whole RVM Team here!
All RVM staff and volunteers are carefully background checked and vetted, then thoroughly trained in concepts and skills important to building resilience and empowering youth. Trainings including strengths-based communication, trauma-informed care, adolescent development, avoiding bias, youth mental health, suicide prevention, and de-escalation. All staff undergo on-going training, and background checks are conducted every 2 years.
Jim is a Lead Mentor for Rogue Valley Mentoring; he is married, and the father of one son. Jim has volunteered for Rogue Valley Mentoring for over 5 years, and was offered a position on our staff in Summer 2021. He has mentored several youth through our one-to-one match program, and led school circles at Central Medford High School and Talent Middle School. We are so lucky, and grateful, to have his support!
Jim is a retired Christmas Tree Farmer and corporate Sales Professional. He has been mentoring boys for approximately 10 years. Jim’s favorite past-times include reading, motorcycles, tennis, hiking, coffee breaks, and conversations with friends.
Paul Coffelt, MA
Paul was born in Oregon, and raised in San Diego, CA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies at California State University (CSU) San Marcos, and his Master of Arts in Sociology at CSU Fullerton. He brings experience as a sociology professor, college & high school soccer coach, private security guard, financial aid counselor, and domestic violence advocate. He has also previously worked at Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) in multiple positions, and was part of the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force - Victim Response Subcommittee while employed through ODHS. Paul was on RVM's staff for a short time, and has remained as an amazing volunteer since Spring, 2022.
Paul began playing soccer when he was 4 years old; he traveled the country playing as a youth and an adult. Since moving to the Rogue Valley, he has begun long distance running and cycling. In 2021, he ran his first marathon, then the 50k Siskiyou OutBack run on Mt. Ashland, and a 48-miles in 48-hours challenge. Paul enjoys testing the limits of his mind and body.
I see my journey as an amazing tapestry woven with adventures, memories and meaningful
relationships. My daughter, Krista, and my cat, Maji, are central to and inspire the beautiful and ever-changing fabric of my life.
I’m passionate about making a difference in the world and helping others make a difference in their lives. Teaching, listening, sharing, these are my cornerstones. One of the most rewarding steps on my life path has been as an educator. I taught High School English, where I both empowered and became empowered by my students through the singular gift of education—the willingness to listen, to share and to learn.
Working as Program Director for Rogue Valley Mentoring is natural to my journey. We all have the ability to leave a meaningful footprint—a small gift of ourselves that shapes the world in which we live.
It comes down to choice. The choice to care about the legacy we leave and our imprint on the lives around us. As Program Director for Rogue Valley Mentoring, I am afforded the opportunity to work with incredible individuals who care about the youth in our communities, to share knowledge and ways of being that facilitate empowerment and aid in choosing a mindful legacy—that footprint on a path toward meaning and making a difference.