TROPF Experience

The Thornhill Rites of Passage Foundation offers experiences that build the Core4 - character, competitiveness, competence and citizenship to empower young men of color from diverse economic backgrounds.
The HūMan Rites of Passage Program (HūROP) is a year-long program for 7th-8th grade boys of color, which include monthly sessions and a culminating ceremony.  Twelve young men are selected for each cohort.


Applications for the 2022-2023 Cohort must be submitted by April 1.  Applicants are notified of acceptance by May 1 and confirm participation by May 15.

Participant Application 
Have you submitted a letter of recommendation from your teacher or principal via email to
Are you an A/B Honor Role Student:
Would your parent and school be supportive of you missing one day of school for an outside of school learning experience?
Can you commit to participating in the monthly sessions?
If selected for one of the programs, my parents and I agree to photos and videos of me being used in Thornhill Rites of Passage Foundation promotional materials.

Thanks for submitting!