LIFE SKILLS ENRICHMENT
THE RITES OF PASSAGE
The Chiku Awali Rites of Passage consists of cultural and educational workshops, an overnight trip, and rites of passage ceremonies. The passage journey strives to provide young people with authentic African cultural experiences, life skills, and leadership training. Since 2004 twelve young men have visited the motherland with Chiku Awali to learn about their heritage and culture. Aaron Knox and Anteh Aryee went in 2004 to Ghana. In June 2007, the young men traveled with the group to Ghana, Benin and Toga. They were Kyle Blair, James Burns, and Anthony Facey, Class of 2007; and Kenneth Blair, Marvin Heyward, and Omari Thompson, Class of 2006. In 2010 three of the five young men in the class of 2010 traveled to Ghana with Chiku Awali. They were Jamir Burns, Jevaughn Fahie, and Mahkai Grant. Also on the trip was Tommy L. Johnson III from the Class of 2009.