Trans Peer Mentoring Program
We pair transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse mentees with similarly identified, experienced mentors in Oakland and surrounding areas. These mentorship pairings provide mentees with a safe space to discuss issues of interest, to feel heard and affirmed by a supportive role model, and to receive assistance in processing their journey of self discovery and expression. Contact Aerin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pairs meet 1-on-1 about twice a month. Our model addresses the need for trans youth to see themselves mirrored by successful trans adults in a non-stigmatizing setting.
Mentors are adult volunteers who have experience negotiating life as a trans or gender diverse adult. It is this personal understanding that makes mentors particularly well suited to help others.