Service Detail

Service: Rites of Passage
Type: Children & Youth, Employment

Rites of Passage is a West African tradition of helping young people make the transition to adulthood. Rites of Passage helps youth of African descent reconnect with foundational principles that are part of their African heritage but often absent in their day-to-day lives. Some of these principles include self-respect, self-determination and a responsibility to the community around them.

Rites of Passage is a three-step process of maturation that restores self-esteem, builds resiliency and creates community leaders.  It runs for 18 weeks after school and on weekends, for 20 young men and women aged 13 to 17.

100% of the young people who have already taken part in Rites of Passage were able to find and keep summer and after-school employment.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Paul Osbourne
Rites of Passage Facilitator

T | (416) 645-6000 x. 2320
F | (416) 615-1492