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Our ROP Alumni

Rites of Passage (ROP) is proud to have provided passage to over 300 alumni.  Most of whom have gone on to earn undergraduate and post graduate degrees and achieve success in a breadth of chosen professions including business, science, academia, arts and entertainment, non profit and professional sports. 

 Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Minneapolis Chapter, has been the sole sponsor of ROP since its inception in 1998.  ROP is a signature program of this family centered organization and is designed to prepare the next generation of males of African descent for leadership and service.  The chapter provides operational support to the ROP Activity chairs during the execution of the ROP experience.

Meet Some of Our Alumni

Our Alumni

Dr. Jeremy Ticey, ROP '06

Burnsville HS

Graduate, Hampton University

Phd, University of Maryland

Medtronic Corporation

Brandon Hill, ROP '11

Eden Prairie HS

Graduate, Stanford University

CEO, Co-Founder

Marion Barber, III, ROP '01

Wayzata HS 

1st Team All Big 10

Graduate, University of Minnesota

Ret. NFL All-Pro


Profit Idowu, ROP '10

Woodbury HS 

Graduate, Univ. of Minnesota

The On Being Project

Jordan Taylor, ROP '09

Benilde St. Margaret HS

NCAA All-American

Graduate, Univ of Wisconsin

Professional Basketball Player

Dr. Abdul Omari, ROP '04

Minneapolis South HS

Graduate, Univ. of Minnesota

PhD, University of Minnesota 

CEO, AMO Enterprises

Ayo Idowu, ROP '09

Woodbury HS

Graduate, University of St. Thomas

NCAA Div III All-American

Former Pro Athlete NFL, AFL, CFL

Wells Fargo Advisors

Owner, Line of Scrimmage Consulting

Cameron Kipper, ROP'17

Robbinsdale Cooper HS

Morehouse College '21

2019 HBCU Nat'l Speech & Debate Team Champion

Dominic Byrd, ROP '02

Breck School 

Graduate, Univ. of Southern California

2-time NCAA BCS National Champion

Ret NFL Player

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