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Posted on June 2, 2014 by David Blumenkrantz

Time for a Unifying Story©
By David G. Blumenkrantz


Stories are part of the human experience. “What’s the story?” is the first of 20 elements that serve as guiding principles in an architectural structure for youth and community development through rites of passage. “What’s the story?” is an invitation to a conversation for exploring a situation. Community-oriented rites of passage recognize the historical significance of initiation and rites of passage as a central organizing process of our human species. When designed and organized within a community it strengthens the bonds of belonging and sense of community among citizens that fosters resiliency and adaption essential for our survival.  Rites of passage have been our unifying story in villages across cultures and around the world for millennium. (more…)

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Read more about Youth & Community Development through Rites of Passage in the new and highly acclaimed book by Dr. David Blumenkranz.

David Blumenkrantz, Ph.D., Ed.M., Founder & Executive Director, the Center for Youth & Community

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