Thank you for helping us on #GivingTuesday!
We thank all of you who donated a total of $6,000 on #GivingTuesday! These funds will support our expanded capacity, with Juvenile Halls in two counties as well as multiple youth-serving agencies, connecting to the natural world around us and exploring its depths. The Sacred Rok model is all about building relationships - we need a mentor/staff to support Ron Kauk, help with planning and coordinating the trips, and assist Ron with the Sacred Rok mission. Thank you to everyone who donated and we still welcome any new donations!
Transforming Lives, One Person at a Time
Sacred Rok has led trips to Yosemite for more than 400 young people – incarcerated, foster children, low income – to experience the healing ceremony of nature.
Sacred Rok transforms the lives of young people who feel that society is closing in on them. The goal of Sacred Rok is to help youth, including incarcerated youth, to heal by learning to respect nature and through that to respect themselves. It is also about helping them become part of a caring and nurturing community that loves and trusts them.
Building a community and breaking the cycle of violence and trauma takes time and commitment. This trust cannot be built overnight or during a single day trip to Yosemite Valley. We want to build long-term relationships with the youth and with mentors acting as facilitators of the ceremony of nature