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Supporting Innovative Partnerships and Programs

Funding from JHF supports a partnership between Bernheim, Bridge Kids International, and Play Cousins Collective to develop and pilot a Rites of Passage program. The effort aspires to empower adolescents to become leaders in the community by increasing their sense of connectedness and responsibility. The approach is rooted in Black culture and includes immersive experiences in nature as part of nurturing young Black men and women during the critical phase of development when young people transition from childhood into adulthood.