Becoming a 4-H Rite of Passage Guide:
The 4-H Rite of Passage Adult Training sequence is intended to prepare youth educators to serve as guides. To become a 4-H Rite of Passage Leader, potential candidates must join 4-H, successfully complete all 3 levels of training, complete First Aid certification and become familiar with 4-H programs and philosophy. Participants must also demonstrate knowledge and skills required to be an effective Rite of Passage guide. See the requirements: Leader Certification Checklist
Adults interested in conducting personal vision-fast ceremonies are encouraged to visit: http://schooloflostborders.org/
How long does it take to become a guide?
This will depend somewhat on the trainee’s skill level and will vary based on how often Rites of Passage are held, and how many opportunities the trainee has to bring groups of youth. Starting with the 4-H Adult Rite of Passage, the entire process generally takes about two years. Click each level to learn more about it:
Level I Adult ROP Experience
Level II Mirroring for Intention and Empowerment
Level III Base Camp Assist
Level IV Co-Leading
SERVING AS AN ROP COMMUNITY MENTOR
Adults who complete their own ROP are invited to serve in their communities as mentors, preparing youth to attend an ROP. This bridge experience can serve as vital instruction for “guides to be,” helping them understand the importance of the severance process and helping them build their reputation as Rite of Passage practitioners.