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During our 20 + years of service
 we've helped countless clients succeed in getting past their fear of failure, fear of success, get rid of anxiety, stress, hatred, and a host of other negative thoughts and emotions, not to mention self-confidence and self-esteem building, and a whole lot more.

We know what it takes to make a good life work.

 

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SEPARATION; TRANSITION; INCORPORATION

 

The transitioning of young people into becoming mature, responsible adults is among society’s most significant challenges. Vital statistics on the health and well-being of young people, particularly African American males are particularly alarming.

There is a pressing need for positive educational and recreational programs to help them get involved in activities that promote positive health behaviors and protect them against high-risk ones. The community is or ought to be a part of the solution. We provide a range of activities that help young people see and experience useful alternatives to negative behaviors.
 

What is Imani Rits of Passage?


Imani Rites of Passage is an educational, therapeutic, recreational and cultural enrichment program designed to foster the development of positive self-image and competence (discipline) in young people by introducing them to their cultural heritage and positive coping strategies that prevent risky behaviors.

Our main concern is that contemporary society does not offer boys and girls appropriate initiation rites and rituals to facilitate their transition from one stage of development to another. Hence, comprehensive guidance and developmental programs are aimed at helping to ease them through their inevitable transitions.
 
In Imani Rites of Passage we use the psycho-educational group model that combines the use of cognitive, emotive and behavioral techniques for providing young people with hope, support and encouragement. It helps them to enhance life skills in order to avoid or overcome possible self-defeating behaviors.

A value-based, cognitive cultural model of identity development is used to address the interrelated academic, emotional and developmental needs of children and young people. The primary hypothesis is that the use of this socialization model will help participants enhance their cultural identity, which in turn helps to develop and or improve academic and social competencies. This invariably results in the reduction of the risk for aggression and violence.

 

 

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