Rites of Passage and Beautillion
What We're About
The Rites of Passage is a biennial 5 month journey which young men and their female escorts participate in monthly life skill workshops such as: Entrepreneurship Social Etiquette, Mental Health & Hygiene and Financial Literacy.
Before the young men are presented in a non-traditional cotillion for males, they will undergo a ceremonial Rites of Passage adapted from West African tradition, marking their transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Five-month journey culminates in a formal black-tie ceremony to present the participants to the community in the spring.