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Empowering Teens & Young Adults to step into confidence, motivation, & purpose

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About Us

Who We Are

Guided Passages is a Youth Organization committed to creating transformational experiences for teens and young adults that will foster deeper connections with themselves, with others, and with the Earth. Our core values are respect, inclusion, authenticity, and stewardship. We believe that creating safe spaces for young people to feel seen, heard, and valued in conjunction with initiatory experiences, helps them to step into their wholeness as individuals and be able to offer their unique gifts to the world.

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What Our Participants Say

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Meet The Team

Led by Founder and Lead Guide, Jasmyne Chandler, our team of Guides have a deep calling to serve young people, so that they can be empowered to embrace and accept themselves for who they are and step into their full potential in this life. We come from backgrounds in Education, Counseling, Life Coaching, Rites of Passage work, Wilderness exploration, Guiding, and Ceremony. We have a huge passion for working with teens and young adults, and offering them support, guidance, and mentorship is not only a calling, but it’s also our mission.

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Rise Up! 12-Week Online Program

We’re now enrolling for our Rise Up Program!!

This is a 12-Week Online Group Coaching Program for Teens and Young Adults age 14-24 (High School and Beyond)

This program empowers teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety, self-esteem, or lack of direction to reclaim their lives and step into confidence, motivation, and purpose.

Kerrick Gooden


Kerrick was raised in the Hill Country of Austin, Texas where he studied at the University of Texas. After some travel, he moved to the Rogue Valley of Oregon with a vision to farm and support youth. He completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Cultural Anthropology with Honors in 2004 at Southern Oregon University, and devoted over a decade supporting youth and their families navigate  local and state social service programs. During this time, he and his partner cultivated a food forest at their home and founded Verdant Phoenix as an educational mini-farm in 2016.

Verdant Phoenix Farm became an expression of a way of life for Kerrick. He is interested in the relationships between humans, soil, microbes, plants/trees/shrubs, food, culture, time, and the web of life. As these elements inform his horticultural practice, Kerrick enjoys supporting landscapes, gardens, farms, and their people who are interested in belonging to the land.