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Here are just some of the comments received over the years. They come from parents, students and teachers -- all part of the collaborative community needed for rites of passage . . .

 

“ROPE is the best thing to come along since comic books.”
- Student

“My son brought home his experiences and new knowledge every night he had a ROPE® class. And we discussed them for days.”
- Parent

“I learned to have confidence in myself and other people… and treat others as I would want to be treated.”
- Student

“I think ROPE is a fantastic program. There should be more programs like this in the school system. It’s a real-life learning situation.”
- Parent

"I can make decisions on what to do and not worry about peer
pressure."
- Student

"After participating in ROPE, students came to school more regularly and attacked problems in a new, more positive way."
- Teacher

“ROPE taught me not to judge people until you really get to know them, and it’s easier to get things done when you cooperate with those around you.”
- Student

“The Rite of Passage Experience provides a unifying force enabling students to work together for a positive goal.”
- Teacher

“I learned to accept challenges without backing out.”
- Student

“I think ROPE is an excellent program and would like to see it continued. This is the first year my daughter insists on going to school even when she’s ill.”
- Parent

“I learned to work in a group and even with people I don’t like.”
- Student

“ROPE students learn about their potential and ways to achieve it, gain self-confidence and problem solving skills, and have more respect for their peers.”
- Teacher

Click HERE to read Kirby Reutter's rite of passage essay.

 

The Center

Richard Keene and family

“ROPE gives us something to hold onto during this difficult time of parenting adolescents. It gives us a common language to speak to our children and other parents” — Richard Keene, father of 5 children initiated through ROPE. Killed in the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001

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