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You are here: Home Workshops & Events NEW! Community Regeneration & Rites of Passage: Dialogue & Dreaming

Community Regeneration & Rites of Passage: Dialogue & Dreaming

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  • Community Event
When Oct 14, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle
Contact Name
Contact Phone 425.485.7396
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"It takes a whole child to raise a village"
– David Blumenkrantz

Fire w/ youth

A recent survey of over 1,000,000 high school students found that only 19% feel valued by their community. Is or was this true for you?

Though we at Rite of Passage Journeys have been providing deeply impactful rite of passage programs for youth, adults, and elders for 50 years now, we are increasingly recognizing that these experiences are incomplete when our participants don’t have a strong sense of community to return to, where they feel they are seen and honored for their growth and transformation.

On Saturday, October 14th, we invite you to join us in participating in a Global Day of Reflection and Dialogue about youth initiation and community development. As our co-sponsor, Youth Passageways, describes it: 

“With rites of passage, a foundational structure is built within a culture or community; a structure that helps the community cohere and heal – for initiation isn’t simply about a young person coming of age. It is about each member of the community being reaffirmed in who they are and where they belong.”

Using the idea of rites of passage as a keystone feature of resilient, regenerative communities, together we will spend a few hours calling forth insight into the state of our communities and dreaming into how we can all participate in creating effective, holistic passageways for young people as they come of age. All are welcome– we would love to have your presence in the circle!

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COA circle

University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. NE, Seattle

(see a map of other events happening on this day of reflection here)

Saturday, October 14th, 10am - 12:30pm

Optional donations accepted at the end.

This event is sponsored by Youth Passageways, an international network dedicated to promoting, enhancing and making more accessible healthy, meaningful and relevant passageways to adulthood, and Rite of Passage Journeys, a local resource for rites of passage – programs for youth and adults, design and/or delivery of customized programs, and education, consultation and support to parents, community groups and youth development organizations.

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