BENEFITING: RITE OF PASSAGE JOURNEYS
Your support has helped Rite of Passage Journeys mentor youth through the transitions from childhood to adolescence and adulthood since 1968! Delivering transformative wilderness expeditions, retreats and trainings, Journeys is valued nationwide for solid integrity and commitment to soul-work that honors deep human values and the earth.
“My experiences on the Coming of Age Journey have had a more significant impact on my life than anything else I can think of. Those experiences continue to act as a touchstone for me now, 15 years later, and began a deep connection to community and the natural world, as well as fostering self-reflection and awareness of who I am and who I want to be in the world.” - Darcy, looking back to her trip at age 13
On Journeys trips, youth and mentors explore deep into the Olympic Rainforest and along the Washington coast. Over the course of days or weeks, participants are challenged to new physical, mental and emotional limits. Through talking circles, one-on-one mentoring, overcoming the complications of daily life in the wilderness, and new friendships, youth return home deeply transformed.
"After her Journey our daughter knew she could survive anything. What a positive journey into adulthood! She learned to speak her mind with clarity, grace, and integrity. This has been the most significant growth experience my daughter has had (twice)!" - Parent
Your help today will allow youth to participate who would not otherwise be able to! Our goal is to provide one full scholarship per youth program. Any additional funds raised will support enriched mentor training and vital facility upgrades.
We believe Coming of Age experiences should be a right for all people.
Your help will ensure that we can invite more and more youth to cross through important life passageways in the supported atmosphere of transformative Rites of Passage programs.