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Shanequa Williams 

ROP Co Chair

I am honored to serve as one of the Co-Chairs for the 25th annual Rites of Passage program.  What an important milestone in the history of our chapter!  This program has an exceptional history of supporting the development of young men in our community and I am proud to be a part of such a meaningful effort.  


Jori Thibodeaux 

ROP Co Chair

What an honor it is to Co-Chair the Inaugural celebration of 25 years of the Rites of Passage.  It is simply a joy to observe such talented, poised, unique, creative and powerful young men become an unforgettable pillar in the history of Rites of Passage.  As life progresses, my sincere hope is that each of these initiates continue to shine boldly in their next chapter and experience the best opportunities that life will present on their journey.  May they always remember that their tenacity and strength will leave an imprint on this day and pave the opportunities for them in the future.   


Milton Dodd

ROP Co Activity Chair

I am extremely honored and privileged to co-chair this 25th year of Rites of Passage.  The effort and dedication it take for anything to last 25 years is herculean.  I am proud to be a part of the Rites of Passage legacy for eleven of them. 

We are grateful to the founders who created the space for these young men to connect.  We are grateful to the mentors who tirelessly give of their time and talents.  We are grateful to the business and community leaders who provide their office spaces and expertise.  We are grateful for the many connections spawned over the past 25 years that will last a lifetime.  

Cheers to the next 25 years of making a difference into the lives of our African American community. 

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Rodney Anderson
          &                  Daheia Barr-Anderson 

ROP Co Activity Chair                  &

ROP Co Chair

We are extremely honored to serve as chairs for this 25th year of Rites of Passage.  This program holds a special place in our hearts as we do not have boys of our own, but we have the privilege to see these beautiful young black men develop into our next generation of leaders before our very eyes.  We are firm believers in Luke 12;48 "To whom much is given, much is required."  Rites of Passage is our way of giving back and investing in our community as these bright young men prepare and aspire to do great things in this world.  


Courtney Schroeder

ROP Co Activity Chair

Rites of Passage is an incredibly powerful program that changes anyone who has the chance to participate in it.  Having the opportunity to invest in the next generation of young Black men is a true gift and I am especially privileged to co-chair during this momentous 25th year anniversary.  The genuine connection, bonds, and knowledge passed down is something that is to be cherished and a legacy that speaks for itself.  I am blessed to have the opportunity to help impact these young men as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.  

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