Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Foundation - Empowering the youth of today

spacer

Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Foundation Program Model

THE CHALLENGES OF THE RITES OF PASSAGE PROGRAMS

Purpose in Life

• Personal Development
• Life Planning
• Mission Statement
• Goal Statement

Personal Health

• Health Realization • Hygiene • Diet • Exercise

Love Relationships

• Teen Sexuality
• Choosing a Partner
• Choosing Close Friends

Spirituality and Personal Integrity

• Values Clarification

Becoming Economically Literate

• Entrepreneurship Training
• Investing in the Stock Market
• Banking
• Credit Management
• Budgeting

Becoming Politically Literate

• Political Activism
• Community Service

Conflict Resolution

• Diversity

Creative Expression and Appreciation

• Media Images
• Creative Outlet

Career and Life Planning
Academic Achievement

• Speed Reading
• Mind Mapping
• Test Taking Skills

Respecting the Environment

• Community Project

OVERALL GOALS

The Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Foundation seeks to support those members, corporations, organizations, communities, churches and individuals, which facilitate and operate Rites Programs in their respective localities. Through a planned curriculum based on this historical model, the Foundation supports immediate delinquency prevention. The Overall Goals of the Rites Programs are to promote:

1) The development of the youth by instilling a sense of competence
2) A sense of usefulness, a sense of belonging and a sense of power of influence
3) The development of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for youth to lead fulfilling contributing lives
4) Reduce or delay sexual activity among youth
5) Messages from peers, family and community about standards for positive youth behavior.
6) Opportunities for youth to successfully transition to adulthood
7) Academic achievement

OUTCOME

Youth completing the challenges of the Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Programs will be equipped with tools necessary to affect positive change in their lives and communities. The young initiates will have attained increased autonomy and social skills that maximize self-sufficiency and independence through a universal value system that encourages responsibility to self, family and community wellness. Their decreased anti-social behaviors and improved health practices will enable them to deal successfully with the challenges of adolescence and prepare them for the independence and responsibilities of being mainstream students, workers and citizens.

Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Curriculum

The empowerment tools utilized in the Rites Programs consist of a well-developed curriculum that provides tools, which enable youth to deal successfully with the challenges of adolescence, help them establish a foundation of concrete skills and prepare them for independence and responsibilities of adulthood.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Contact Us to set up your customized Training Retreat or Workshop:

o Rites of Passage Elder Certification Retreats
o Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Retreats
o Curriculum Train the Trainer Workshops
o Staff Development Workshops
o Parent Development and Empowerment Workshops
o Tutoring-Youth Academic Coaching
o Volunteer Training Workshops
o “Labyrinths For Learning” Playground Construction and Teacher/Students Workshops
o Math Empowerment Workshops-THE MATH LAB
o Sponsoring Cultural Events-Kwanzaa, African American History Month, year round Multi-Cultural Program

Male Rites Facilitator: Elder Cary D. Graham, www.walkingthetalk.netElder Emily Gunter and Elder Cary Graham

Rites Abstract
Divider
Overview
Divider
Program Model
Divider
Purpose
Divider
Youth Retreats