Rites of Passage

Youth Summer Program

Dates and Times:

From  June 20 – August 8

Saturday 9am-12pm


  • Build self-esteem, confidence, and self-respect
  • Discover one’s individual/creative voice
  • Strive for one’s highest personal potential
  • Develop leadership skills and a sense of community responsibility
  • To Strengthen bonds of brotherhood
  • To grow out of childhood into manhood physically, socially and spiritually. 

June 20:       Session 1 – Attitude means Everything

Junes27:       Session 2 – Personal Expectations

July 4:          Day off

July 11:         Session 3 – Peer Expectations / Teamwork

July 18:         Session 4 – Prioritizing and Goal setting

July 25:         Session 5 – Self Pride

August 1:      Session 6 – Scholars and Professionals that look like me

August 8:      Passage Ceremony (5pm – 7pm)

The Rites of Passage summer program will empower our young men to develop the resiliency, self-reliance and confidence required to succeed in adulthood. The young men who go through this program will gain a better sense of self and community, acquire a positive resolve to excel in school and life, stay on track, gain the tools to handle peer pressure and are plugged into a community of committed professionals who are concerned about their well-being and success. Graduates become more active in their communities, school organizations, pursue college education, develop better relationships with their families and share lessons learned from the program with their peer.