These organizations are listed as potential resources for additional
information on the topics below. If you have any comments or questions
about any of them, please contact the organization directly.
Baltimore City Youth Resiliency Institute. Through a creative arts-based Rites of Passage cultural process, the Baltimore City Youth Resiliency Institute (BCYRI) offers training and an array of services to children, youth and adults with the aim of creating civically engaged cross-generational teams of community-based advocates who work to form a healthier and stronger Baltimore City.
School of Lost Borders. Founded over 30 years ago, this
is the oldest school in the United States that trains individuals
and groups to reintroduce wilderness-oriented rites of passage
into modern culture. They also provide nature-based therapeutic
experiences for individuals in life crisis and transition.
LEAPNOW. Transforming Education. An organization that has created an
innovative alternative freshman year of college that integrates
multiple rites of passage-formal and informal. This organization
also tailors gap-year programs for students, which function as a
modern-day rite of passage.
Golden Bridge. is dedicated to supporting young people across the globe as
they learn to interact in positive ways with their families, their
peers, and their communities from a place of deep kinesthetic
connection with themselves, with the Earth, and with all of life,
seen and unseen.
Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) InstituteThe Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.
Community Building Resources. CBR assists community groups
and organizations in creating and delivering fun and effective
workshops and presentations on Community Capacity Building and
The Arts & After School Youth Development Resources.
A listing of resources and programs focusing on using arts-related
youth development programs.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
An organization whose mission is to establish social and emotional
learning as an essential part of education from preschool through
Conversations – from the Latin – conversatinoem (conversation) “act of living with,” – conversari “to live with, keep company with,” literally “turn about with.”
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