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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 young men of color in grades 7th and 8th, which includes monthly sessions and a culminating ceremony.  Twelve young men are selected for each cohort.  Program fees are $3000 and inclusive of all experiences.


Applications for the 2025-2026 Cohort must be submitted by April 1, 2025.  Applicants are notified of acceptance by June 1 and confirm participation by June 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!

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