Young Ladies Rites of Passage2022-09-06T12:58:53-04:00

Young Ladies Rites of Passage Program

Young Ladies Mentored from 2015-2019
Graduated High School
Serving in United States Military
Graduated College
Currently Enrolled in College
Have Full Scholarships

Derrick Brooks Charities believes deeply in throwing the rope back to help pull our youth into an educated, empowered and emboldened future. One of the ways we do this is through our Young Ladies Rites of Passage Program. This program impacts the lives of young ladies throughout the Tampa Bay area.

We infuse morals and values in our young ladies and encourage them in a way that lasts a lifetime. Character is at the heart of our focus as we help young girls and ladies to transition into successful women.

The Rites of Passage Program is designed for females from 3rd through 12th grade and runs from September to May each year. Our impact comes through teaching, workshops and discussions on the topics of life, leadership skills, character building, self-discipline, ancestral history, community service, human rights, cultural diversity, etiquette and health and hygiene.

“…(we) believe in sisterhood, making a positive impact in young ladies’ lives and acknowledging GOD in all we do.”

– Carol Brooks and ROPP Mentors

Rites of Passage Female Mentoring Program Groups

Future Leaders

3rd-5th Grade

Our Future Leaders

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

Our Inspiring Leaders

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 in the process of blooming.


9th-12th Grade

Our Leaders

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 Mentee’s Life!

Meeting Times/Dates

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 Carol Brooks, Please check our blog below for current updates!

2021/2022 Program Dates

9:00a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
(Pick up at 12:00p.m.)

September 10, 2022
October 8, 2022
November 19, 2022
December 10, 2022
January 7, 2023
February 4, 2023
March 4, 2023
April 1, 2023
May 6, 2023

Latest Rites of Passage News

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