It is recognised that the transition from boy to man does not occur naturally and that a significant event is required for this to happen. Without such an event there is a significant risk that the boy will grow into a man’s body but still be a boy within. This can lead to frustration, anxiety, and a lack of belonging that can lead to both personal and social unhappiness
We believe a positive male role model is one that encompasses responsibility, respect, authenticity, compassion, loyalty, social and environmental consciousness, and a willingness to connect deeply with themselves, their family, and their community. If this is to be attained then we believe that growing up emotionally intelligent is essential. A Rite of Passage is a positive way to start the journey of a boys transition to this model of positive manhood.