Boys Sacred Fire Initiation
Rites of passage for youth are a way to mark the transition from childhood into adolescence. Rites of passage can be found in every ancient culture but often are not available to today’s youth. Boys Sacred Fire Initiation is a regional program that draws from our wilderness sister schools and initiates 13 and 14 year old teen boys into their adolescence. The initiation helps teens to come into conscious responsibility, discover their unique gifts, and face personal challenges that build resilience and character.
Reach Newtown Nature Mentoring
Achievement First Expedition Program
Our expedition program with Achievement First Schools is an urban nature mentoring program that takes place over the course of eight days. The program follows the arc of a heroic story about a little bird finding their hearts true song. Over the course of the program the 5th and 6th graders create a clay bead necklace, build fires, track wildlife, go on an overnight camping trip, and play nature games. The experience culminates with them sharing their Heart Song Statement, a powerful sentence describing their personal gifts and what they stand for.
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Children are our most precious gift. As humans, nature connection and mentoring are our
birthright. Yet so many are growing up without these essential foundations. With your tax deductible donation, you can help children reclaim these timeless ways and create a life-affirming legacy for future generations.