ROP Community Celebration

14 March 2020



Invite List

Each Initiate should develop a list of invited guest and turn into Jack and Jill Minneapolis Chapter.  We strongly suggest the Initiate begin compiling the list early and finalize by the holiday season.


Step Practice

Initiates will have at least 4 step practices in preparation for their entrance.  Initiates do NOT have to have prior stepping experience.   No step routine will display obscene gestures or words.   Practice dates are 26 Jan, 9 Feb, 23 Feb, 1 March (tentative), 8 March.



Part of the Celebration entails Initiates providing a biography that chronicles their achievements and ambitions.   It is a brief, 1 page window into what makes them spacial.  We strongly encourage Initiates to complete the biography over the holidays.



Initiates are required to raise money to support the program and give back to our Twin Cities community.  We believe there is great skill building in asking for support based on your character and a mission.  We strongly encourage Initiates to begin the fundraising process early so they can hit the deadlines with low stress.  Often the best supporters are friends, family, teachers, coaches and church members. 


rop celebration Day

9:00 am   Participant Walk Thru

12:00 pm Lunch and Break

2:00 pm Begin Official Pictures

3:45 pm Pinning Ceremony

4:45 pm Participants In Line

5:00 pm Ceremony Begins

Mariott Northwest  7025 Northland Drive  Brookyln Park

Rites of Passage

The Rites of Passage, sponsored by Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Minneapolis Chapter, is proud to celebrate its 23rd year of  developing talented young men of African descent for leadership and service.

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