We often say “Mentoring is a two-way street.” Both adults and youth grow from being in a healthy, long-term mentoring relationship. The Rose Circle model supports the development of resilient youth by supporting, engaging, and empowering youth through the power of mentoring. We offer many opportunities for adults and youth in school circles, community circles, and individual mentoring matches throughout Southern Oregon. Browse the “Get Involved” menu above to find the avenue the best suits you or click here to contact us.
Our one-to-one matches are long-term, intergenerational relationships that teach responsibility, instill self-esteem and self-confidence, and encourage the development of assets that will serve the young person throughout their life. We strive to make matches based on similar interests and geographic area. Parents support the mentoring match through monthly check-ins and participating in special events. We ask for a minimum commitment of one year for all individual mentoring matches.
Our trained adult volunteers lead strengths-based mentoring circles for children and teens in local schools and community organizations. Circles are fun spaces for interpersonal learning and self-discovery. Our work is based in the 40 Developmental Assets, and is designed to increase protective factors for youth. In our circles, we primarily use curricula produced by the One Circle Foundation in California – their curricula use best practices and evidence-based tools to promote resiliency and healthy relationships in youth, families, and communities. Mentors build trust and safety between group members, and explore relevant themes through check-ins, fun activities, and reflection exercises.
Explore the “Get Involved” menu above for more information, or contact The Rose Circle for more information.