GROPP- Good Hope Rites of Passage Male Mentoring Program

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Good Hope Baptist Church Rites of Passage

(GROPP)

What: The Good Hope Baptist Church Rites of Passage Program (GROPP-A Manhood Development Initiative) will assist young boys between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age in transitioning from one stage of life to another. Good Hope Baptist Church Rites of Passage Program (GROPP) will

  • Improve participants’ self -worth and respect for others, specifically girls and women.

  • Increase participants’ knowledge of and perspective of spirituality.

  • Cultivate participants’ interest in creating or building a stronger community

  • Enhance their appreciation of culture and heritage.

  • Develop a holistic understanding of themselves (mind, body and soul).

  • Identify their potential and refine their view of education.

Where: The program is located in Knightdale, NC. Good Hope Baptist Church, 4209 S Smithfield Rd, Knightdale, NC 27591

Who will be served: The persons that will be served in this program will be African American boys between the ages of 8 and 17 years of age.

Persons providing services: Facilitators/ Mentors / Elders will facilitate this program serving as persons assisting young boy’s transition to manhood.

Duration of program: This program will be facilitated for nine months culminating in a community acknowledgment and celebration ceremony. Our next session will begin September 8, 2018.

 Applications are on church website under the Form tab