Improving Lives Across the Nation

Rite of Passage operates 40 programs in 16 states across the nation. We are committed to continuing to expand our programming and service offerings in order to improve the lives of youth from coast to coast.

Lives Changed Each Year

Providing Quality Programs for over 30 Years

We empower youth to access brighter futures through opportunities for learning, growth and personal achievement.  Privately owned and personally-driven, we work closely with state and county placing agencies, juvenile courts and families to build better solutions for children. Through our compassionate dedication to our mission, we have reached 35,000 youth, awarded $1 million in scholarships and completed over 100,000 hours of community service.


Community Family & Support programs give youth the help they need, when they need it. Through Evening Learning Centers, a Mentoring and Tracking Program and a Proud Parenting program, ROP offers students support while they continue to live, work and go to school in their respective communities. ROP operates utilizing best-practice, evidence-based programming, community partnerships and family involvement, giving youth the skills they will need to transition to an independent lifestyle.


Child Welfare Programs offer youth a safe sanctuary where they can learn and grow.  Through Youth Shelter programs, Youth Villages,  Foster Family Agencies, School Support Services and Community Partnerships, we offer treatment services based on our Academic Model™ and opportunities for education. These opportunities work through partnerships with established community-based organizations such as Friends for Youth, and programs such as Rite Track and and Rite Path.


Charter schools offer a normalized school environment for youth who have struggled in the public school system.  ROP day schools offer educational services to children with autism, expulsion students and homeless youth. Our academically-driven programs are housed in state-of-the art facilities and use our 4R Instructional Framework to ensure rigorous academic and athletic programming which lead to a high school diploma, GED and vocational training. Our charter schools compete against other high schools in athletics and other competitions and participate in clubs, student government, intramural sports and programs focused on the arts.


ROP offers quality residential care for at-risk boys and girls who need more intensive care than community or child welfare services can provide. Our residential programming serves youth with severe emotional trauma and behavioral challenges and are delivered in state-of-the-art facilities where treatment, education, vocational and positive developmental programming are aligned with our Academic Model™ in a normalized high school environment. Our programs place an emphasis on safety, relationships and family involvement. With our individualized approach to learning and recovery, we look to challenge our students to reach their fullest potential.