RITES OF PASSAGE

The Rites of Passage Program is adopted from the ancient African tribal Rites of Passage ceremony and still holds true to its meaning of presenting a system of socialization and education that each participant (mahavavay) must master before the community sanctions the title of "woman". It includes a set of guidelines, workshops, activities, personal and group tasks, field trips, trials and rituals based upon African principles and traditions that each young lady will experience.


 

 

Who May Participate

    High School Seniors with:        

  • College Bound GPA
  • Letter of Recommendation from Volunteer Organization, Church or School Faculty on letterhead
  • Successful interview

Cost

  • TBD
  • Check or money order payable to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    SLMAC, P.O. Box 12471, St. Louis, MO 63132


Time Commitment

  • Meetings 1st and 3rd Saturdays from September – February

  • Participation in Induction Ceremony, Weekend Sleepover, Community Service Project, Passage Ceremony, Jabberwock Rehearsals and Program (most scheduled during regular sessions)

Benefits

  • Scholarship funds for college

  • Mentoring

  • Cultural enhancement through the Nguzo Saba (7 principles)

  • Leadership skills development

  • Exposure to African and African American history and art

  • Sisterhood bonding experiences

  • Public speaking opportunities

 

For More Information

Contact St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter Rites of Passage Committee at rop@dstslmac.com



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