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2018 Rite of Passage Culminating Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 the 2017-18 Arroyo High School class of The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage Program came to the stage for their culminating presentation.  Together and individually, class participants Hanen Banana, Leen Banana, Angela Pena, Emma Purves, Alexis Quino Plata, Estefany Rivera and Thi Tran conveyed […]

TWAICB Is Within Reach at Arroyo High School
Launches 2017-2018 Rite of Passage Class

Tuesday, September 12th marked the start of Arroyo High School’s 2017-18 class of The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage Program, once again under the leadership of Arroyo teacher Jorja Santillan. Last January, we initiated a pilot of the Rite of Passage program as an after school offering at Arroyo. […]

2016 Rite of Passage Culminating Ceremony: Watch the Videos

We’re delighted to share this collection of videos from the Rite of Passage Culminating Ceremony at REACH on May 20, 2016!

Snapshots From the 2016 Rite of Passage Ceremony

Snapshots From the 2016 Rite of Passage Ceremony

Congratulations to the participants in this year’s Rite of Passage Program at The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH! Here are a few snapshots from their culminating presentation on May 20.

You’re Invited! TWAICB Rite of Passage Program Culminating Ceremony May 20

You’re Invited! TWAICB Rite of Passage Program Culminating Ceremony May 20

You are cordially invited to the culminating presentation of our second class of participants in The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH. This program is our Rite of Passage, developed by the leadership of the REACH Ashland Youth Center to initiate youth as vital members of our community. The program came about through the […]

UDHR Article 3 Guides Rite of Passage Community Action Projects

During the first sessions of The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH Rite of Passage Program, we introduce the participants to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) sod they become familiar with the document and its history. And, as part of considering the continuing relevance of the UDHR, we note how the […]

A Letter to Rite of Passage Participants

We were pleased and touched to receive this letter from Citlalli Castellon, one of the alumni of last year’s Rite of Passage program, who’s currently in her first year at the University of California, Davis. She shares her thoughts about the program and offers some thoughts about making the most of it to this year’s participants. […]

Launching The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH Rite of Passage 2015-2016

Launching The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH Rite of Passage 2015-2016

Our first 2015-16 session of The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH Rite of Passage focused on learning more of what our Rite of Passage is about, creating Agreements for our upcoming nine months together, and getting acquainted with each other.  The “wall” of pictures reflects the activity called “Getting to Know You,” shared […]

Documentary Video: <br>The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH <br>Rite of Passage Program

Documentary Video:
The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH
Rite of Passage Program

In September 2014 we launched The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH Rite of Passage program. Over a nine-month period from September 2014 to May 2015, 11 participating youth learned about what makes a community healthy and vibrant, what contributes to their resiliency and success, and how an understanding of the Universal Declaration […]

Video: Rites of Passage-Frederick Marx

Video: Rites of Passage-Frederick Marx

Video Segments from The World As It Could Be Program (TWAICB) special event on Monday, March 4th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Balboa High School in San Francisco.   Event Background In the last 7 years of work with TWAICB, students have inspired their school communities to recognize the day-to-day human rights issues they face, […]