Young Ladies Rites of Passage Program October Update

2018-11-02T08:42:09-04:00November 2nd, 2018|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

Preparing for the future! The young ladies of the Rites of Passage Program will have the voting process nailed to perfection when their time comes to vote. The mentors and mentees had a lengthy and informative discussion about the upcoming election, current candidates, platforms and the importance of voting. After the conversation, the future voters [...]

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Rites of Passage Mentoring Program September Update

2018-10-29T13:12:20-04:00September 27th, 2018|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

Welcome back to the Rites of Passage Program! Our kick-off meeting was held at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School on September 15, 2018. The agenda for the day consisted of welcome, introductions, program overview, rules, guidelines, and registration. Also, in preparation for our visit to the 2018 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair, we [...]

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The Rites of Passage Program and Moffitt Healthy Kidz

2018-07-19T08:50:57-04:00July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized, Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

We are grateful for the Moffitt Healthy Kidz program for inviting the young ladies to participate in another wonderful event. Thank you, Nikki Inda, for exposing our girls to STEM education!

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Young Ladies Rites of Passage Program End of Year Celebration

2018-11-01T13:53:10-04:00July 17th, 2018|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

Our last mentoring meeting was spent having fun at Dave & Busters! Derrick and I had a blast with all of you. Enjoy the rest of your summer ,and we will see you again in September!

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Congratulations to the Young Ladies Rites of Passage Program 2018 Graduates!

2018-07-18T09:07:07-04:00July 17th, 2018|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

Congratulations to our 2018 high school and college graduates! India Philon, T’erra Johnson, India Green, Jessalyn Solomon, Mariah Davis, Bethune Cookman University, Taija Marc USAF basic training and Miranda Davis, Army strong!. May your journey continually be blessed with GOD’S favor! 

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The 33rd National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community

2018-06-30T10:19:11-04:00June 13th, 2018|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

The Rites of Passage Program traveled to Jacksonville, FL. to attend the 2018 National Conference on preventing crime in the black community. The young ladies were able to participate in workshops and forums that involved alternatives to violence among young people and other informative activities. Thank you Ms. Tresa & Ms. Sonya for chaperoning!

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Rites of Passage Program March and April Updates

2018-05-14T10:20:06-04:00April 25th, 2018|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

March and April Updates In 2018, we still deal with racism, and what makes it worse is our children face this reality every day. Our conversation began with reminding the girls of their worth and how unique they are. There was an open floor discussion for the young ladies to express their feelings about racism, [...]

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Young Ladies Rites of Passage Program Participated in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic

2018-03-26T10:44:21-04:00March 21st, 2018|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

The young ladies ended the month of February with a 5k walk/run in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic. Thank you, Hillsborough County School District for including the ROPP in this great event. After a great day of exercise, the girls later headed to the movie theater to watch "Black Panther!" If you haven't seen it, [...]

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Young Ladies Rites of Passage Program Update for February 2018

2018-07-24T15:44:04-04:00February 15th, 2018|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

On February 10th, Mrs. Nikki Inda, the program Coordinator for Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program, hosted a CPR/First Aid class in support of Derrick Brooks Charities Rites of Passage Female Mentoring Program. In addition to hosting, Mrs. Inda spoke to the young ladies about building positive relationships in the community, the power of success and the [...]

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December and January Rites of Passage Program Update

2018-03-26T11:19:17-04:00January 17th, 2018|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

December 2017/ January 2018 The young ladies of Derrick Brooks Charities Rites of Passage Mentoring Program attended Bridging The Gap The community & First Responders 12th Annual Community Softball Game. During this event, the girls were able to interact with the FBI, Tampa Police department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue. [...]

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Rites of Passage November Update

2018-03-26T10:57:59-04:00November 13th, 2017|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

Topics for this month's Rites of Passage females mentoring session were Building Friendships and Peer Pressure. We had a great discussion about meeting new friends, the meaning of friendship, characteristics of a good friend and maintaining healthy friendships. Our dialogue then segued into peer pressure. The young ladies openly and eagerly spoke out about personal [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness and the Rites of Passage Mentoring Program

2018-03-26T11:08:34-04:00October 23rd, 2017|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

Breast Cancer Awareness and the Rites of Passage Mentoring Program Did you know breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States and is the second cause of cancer death among women? These facts and more were discussed in our mentoring meeting this past Saturday. The young ladies of the ROPP had the [...]

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Derrick Brooks Charities Rites of Passage Kick Off Meeting

2018-03-26T11:16:18-04:00October 9th, 2017|Young Ladies Rites of Passage|

Derrick Brooks Charities Rites of Passage Kick-Off Meeting It's that time again! On October 7, 2017, the Rites of Passage Female Mentoring Program held its kick-off meeting at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School. During this time mentors, parents and mentees came together to discuss the programs vision, guidelines, requirements and upcoming events. We are excited [...]

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