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ROP Co Chair


"I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve in ROP this year. I am excited for theses young men as they go through their journey in this wonderful leadership program."


ROP Co Activity Chair


"ROP affords us as Black men and program mentors the opportunity to showcase the positive influence and
impact we can have on our young men. It fosters an environment where our experiences are leveraged to
mold and shape the future aspirations and outcomes of the next generation. The ultimate measure of
success is seeing former initiates return as mentors to pay it forward!"

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ROP Co Chair


"As an African-American mother of only daughters, seeing these young men transition
into manhood is an amazing experience. Year after year, the Initiates and Mentors
exhibit Black Excellence that makes the ancestors proud!"


ROP Co Activity Chair


I am extremely honored and privileged to serve as Co Activity Chair for the 25th Annual Rites of Passage.  This program holds a special place in my heart as I am proud to be able to invest and pour into this next generation of young black leaders.  I am a firm believer in Luke 12:48 "To whom much is given, much is required."  It is our responsibility as African American male leaders in our respective communities and organizations to nuture, guide, and invest in our young black men as they prepare for this next chapter of their lives and aspire to do great things in the their extremely bright futures.  

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ROP Co Activity Technology Chair


"The ROP program provides our young men with the cultural awareness and identity of self,  that is essential to their life success as men of African descent. They are challenged to grow through the journey, ascend into manhood and define their role in the community."

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