Welcome Back to School the Rite Way –
Facing Transitions

Posted on August 31, 2015 by David Blumenkrantz

Youth & community development through rites of passage recognizes that children come of age within several interconnected environments that require them to acquire different attitudes, skills and competencies for them to thrive in each setting. Schools are one of these environments. Schools offer opportunities for the initiatory process to unfold within a community-oriented rite of passage. 

“We teach students not subjects.”  (more…)

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“Generational” bridges and crossings:
How to pass to adulthood in a community?
The rites of passage©1

Posted on August 17, 2015 by David Blumenkrantz

The Conversations Continue
Florence, Italy
September 8, 2015

David G. Blumenkrantz, Ph.D., with Laura Remaschi, Ph.D., 
Ilana Bahbout, & Diego Galli


Children entering puberty is nature’s way of saying that something needs to happen. It needs to happen in ways that help children understand the normal physical changes that go along with entering adolescence. Children also need guidance and support to understand the psychological and emotional challenges, opportunities and social responsibilities. Parents too are confronted with the changes in their children during adolescence that impacts the entire family. (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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