Rites of Passage Program
Simba's & Pearls
The Immanuel Praise Fellowship Rites of Passage program is manhood and womanhood self-mastery program to transition adolescences into adulthood. The program is divided into two components: Simba for young men and P.E.A.R.L.S for young women. The curricula design is an Afrocentric value system of faith, family culture, community, and academic excellence.
Each program has gender-specific development focus, however, general topics include lessons on African history, spirituality, self-concept realization, sex/sexuality, money/wealth management, academic excellence and community service project. Each session has a homework assignment and will require journaling and self-reflection. Upon completion of the program, participates receive financial awards and those who are eligible may receive college scholarships.
The P.E.A.R.L.S. Rites of Passage program is in partnership with Sacred Sistahs, Inc.