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The Minneapolis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is proud to host the 25th Annual Rites of Passage.  Rites of Passage (ROP) is the Twin Cities' renowned leadership acceleration experience for high achieving male high school juniors and seniors of African descent.  ROP is rooted in the seven principles of Nguzo Saba or African Heritage, and focuses on self-discovery, achievement, and leadership.  Rites of Passage is proud to have provided passage to over 330 alumni.  The 2023 Rites of Passage welcomes nine dynamic young men who are leaders within their respective schools and communities.  

2023 Class of Initiates 

Brian Banks
Justin Benjamin Jr. 
Xavier Cunningham
Michael Edgerton
Noah Farmer 
Moti Jote
Demarco Pinckney
D'Engelo (DJ) Shannon
Will Walker III

Each initiate will be fundraising in support of the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Foundation and The Sanneh Foundation.  You can support their fundraising efforts by making a donation. 


Patron Levels  

  • Bronze Patron:  $25+​

  • Silver Patron:  $50+

  • Gold Patron:  $75+

  • Platinum Patron: $100+

Donations above $25 will be listed as patrons in the Rites of Passage Souvenir Booklet.  In the box below, please indicate how you would like your name listed in the souvenir booklet.   






Please use the "Donate" button below to securely make a contribution via PayPal. 





If you would prefer to make your contribution via check, please make it payable to:  Jack and Jill of America, Inc. - Minneapolis Chapter.

Mail your check directly to:

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. - Minneapolis Chapter

c/o Financial Secretary Dawn Simpson

PO Box 16034

Minneapolis, MN  5546-2833

If you are interested in purchasing a full-page advertisement in the Rites of Passage Souvenir Booklet, please follow this link to the ROP Souvenir Ad Page to complete an ad form.  

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