“In Derrick Brooks Charities Rites of Passage Mentoring Program, mentors believe in sisterhood, making a positive impact in young ladies’ lives and acknowledging GOD in all we do.”
–Carol Brooks and ROPP Mentors
To empower and encourage morals and values that will last a lifetime, while building the character that will enable young ladies to transition into successful women.
The Rites of Passage Program is designed for females in grades 3-12. Our focus is to mentor young ladies through nine monthly four-hour educational workshops with an emphasis on but not limited to: life and leadership skills, character building, self- discipline, ancestral history, community service, human rights, cultural diversity, etiquette, and health/hygiene. The Rites of Passage Program begins in September and concludes in May of every year.
Derrick Brooks Charities Rites of Passage Female Mentoring Program consists of three phenomenal groups of young ladies!
Future Leaders 3rd- 5th grade- are great followers in the pursuit of becoming leaders. Future leaders learn to engage others and recognize good leadership. Through proper guidance and instruction, future leaders will begin to blossom into leaders of tomorrow.
Inspiring Leaders 6th- 8th grade- are on the brink of developing leadership skills. They are still learning how to follow and identify the qualities of a good leader. Inspiring leaders are still blooming.
Leaders 9th- 12th grade- are continually learning the role of a leader and building upon their foundation. These young ladies are paving the way, giving back by providing direction and affirmations to their fellow sisters. Leaders are in full bloom.
Mentor Goals to IMPACT a mentees life!
Prepare– her for challenges that lie ahead and expose her to positive learning experiences
Educate– her through mentor/guest speaker’s personal experiences, workshops/activities and community service projects
Inspire– her to be creative and build on inner and outer strengths and dream beyond imagination
Encourage– her by helping build confidence, believing in her power to design her own path, using voice, love herself and be self- motivated
Equip– her with the life skills needed to succeed in life
Meetings will be held at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, located at 10948 N. Central Ave. Tampa, Fl. from 9:00a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Tresa Boykin, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check DBC’s blog for current updates!
2018/2019 Program Dates
September 15, 2018
September 16, 2018
October 27, 2018
November 10, 2018
December 15, 2018
January 21, 2019
February 23, 2019
March 30, 2019
April 27, 2019
May 18, 2019
2018 National Conference
2018 MLK Parade
2017 Breast Cancer Awareness