Rites of Passage helps young black men find way from adolescence to adulthood
It was the start of the weekend retreat for the young men in Rites of Passage, a program for black high school seniors affiliated with the Minneapolis chapter of Jack and Jill. In Henry Crosby's words, the goal is to "help bridge the transition from adolescence to manhood."
Dec 13, 2000
Jack and Jill Rites of Passage program promotes understanding of African value system
A line of young men makes its way into a hushed ballroom. Fathers, mothers, mentors and friends dressed in traditional formal African attire eye the ones they raised, chided and guided. The solemn tuxedoed processional suddenly breaks into a choreographed syncopated march of youth making their way into manhood. This is Rites of Passage.
Adrian Hamilton Butler
April 13, 2008
Jack and Jill Celebrates 21 Years of transforming boys to men
Jack and Jill of American Inc. Minneapolis Chapter is sponsoring Rites of Passage for the 21st consecutive year. 10 outstanding young men are set to complete their passage.
by Maya Becham
Feb 28, 2019
BSM Seniors complete mentorship program
Seniors Evan Weatherly, Obasi Lewis, and Brandon Banks were honored on Saturday March 5 in a Rites of Passage ceremony, a culmination of an eight-month mentorship program designed to prepare African-American high school senior boys for college and the professional world.
March 14, 2016