Program Director, Coriann Matthews leads mentor meetings and circles to support our volunteers.

Program Director, Coriann Matthews coordinates monthly mini-training sessions and mentor support circles.

Ready to grow your knowledge and hone your mentoring skills? Mentor Mini Training Sessions are your opportunity to ask questions, learn new approaches, and develop your abilities as a youth mentor. Every other month, these workshops are open to anyone in the general public interested in learning more about contemporary issues facing youth and those who serve them.

Facilitated by our Program Director, Coriann Matthews and special guest presenters from the local community, Monthly Mini-Training Sessions are educational, enriching, and designed to speak to the topic most important to The Rose Circle Mentoring Network mentors.  We provide this valuable resource free of charge and it’s the perfect way for you to grow your expertise in youth development issues.

In addition to monthly workshops, mentors are invited to monthly Mentor Support Circles where mentors can share their experiences, ask questions and offer each other support.

Mini-Training Sessions vary in location based on the facilitator and Monthly Support Circles typically take place at the Rose Circle Office:

295 E. Main St, Suite 6, in downtown Ashland (above Star Sushi.)

Here is the schedule of events and registration details for the 2017-2018 School Year:

Monthly Mentor Support Circle Schedule: 

Tuesday 2/20           6-730pm at The Rose Circle Office
Wednesday 3/14      6-730pm at The Rose Circle Office
Monday 4/23            6-730pm at The Rose Circle Office
Tuesday 5/22           6-730pm at The Rose Circle Office

No circles over the summer for now! If there are some mentors that decide they would like to facilitate more support for mentors, we could discuss how to add this in as well

Ongoing Mini-Training Sessions:

-February 15th 530-730 (Will be at Rogue Valley Mentoring office, 295 E Main St, Ashland)

Mental Health and Mentoring. Lexi Delgado returns to go more in-depth on how mentors can understand mental health and increase resiliency.

To register go to


March 13th 530-730pm (Location and registration details TBA)

Mentoring and Substance Use Prevention/Intervention-Jackson County Health and Human Services’ Youth Prevention Specialist alongside a longtime staff working in Drug/Alcohol Youth services will be presenting on latest trends in youth substance use, reported data on usage, and how to youth about this topic, as well as what services are available for support.

Here are some highly recommended community trainings:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

·       WhenFeb. 15th & 16th from 8:30am to 4:30pm (2 Day Training)

·       Where: HHS 2nd floor Crater Lake Conference Room

·       What: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an internationally recognized Evidence Based suicide prevention training program. The full 2-day program will teach participants how to recognize invitations for help, reach out and offer support, apply a suicide intervention model, review the risk of suicide, and link people with community resources.

·       Cost: $50.00 *Some scholarships are available

·       How: To register and find out more information please CLICK HERE.


Resolve- Center for Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice  


Fundamentals of Mediation Training (5-day intensive) 

This interactive training includes theory and practice in interest-based negotiation and provides the tools needed to intervene when conflict arises in your community, at work, or at home. Mediation is a growing field, increasingly recognized as a best practice for resolving conflict. As a participant, you will benefit from individualized coaching from our instructors and coaches who have decades of mediation and training experience.

February 28, March 1, & 2 AND March 8 & 9