Thursday, October 19, 2017:

  • Registration begins at 8:30am EST
  • Training time: 9:00am - 4:30pm EST

Friday, October 20, 2017:

  • Training time: 9:00am - 4:30am EST

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The RIDGE Project
J169 State Route 65
McClure, OH 43534

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Crystal Miller
TYRO Support Services

TYRO Rites of Passage (R.O.P.)

Facilitator Training

Participate in person or online!

October 19 & 20, 2017 

The TYRO ROP program is an adaptation of traditional rites of passage programs. Its focus  is specifically tailored to meet the needs of youth who live in the current American social context. Each activity is tailored to meet the needs of youth who live within our distinct historical era. TYRO Rites of Passage program is different from other youth intervention programs; most programs are only focused on one particular area of life struggle (drug prevention, safe sex, etc.) Instead, this program recognizes the powerful need to address the overall development of youth. It is not restricted to crisis intervention, but is a catalyst for both prevention and intervention.

TYRO ROP has been designed for every child, regardless of his/her perceived risk profile. The underlying idea is to move all children into healthy, responsible adulthood. Without proper guidance, all children are at risk of engaging in unhealthy behaviors. The essential goal of TYRO ROP is to prepare boys to be men and girls to be women.

Learn how to utilize the TYRO Rites of Passage program to establish young leaders who can stand up against the negative influences, peer pressures and low expectations that exist for young people in society today. Youth leadership development is essential in creating a positive youth culture.

Successful completion of this 2 day training will prepare you to deliver this evidence-based, proven curriculum to young adults in your community.

Choose to attend the training In Person or participate over the internet via Live Stream.  

In Person: Doors open at 8:30 each morning.  Class begins promptly at 9AM and concludes at 4:30PM both days.  Lunch and refreshments provided.

Live Stream: We will provide you with the website address along with an access code, so that you can participate in the live training.  Class begins promptly at 9AM and concludes at 4:30PM both days.

PRICE: $500 per person

Includes: Training, 1 Facilitator Manual, 10 Workbooks


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Our facility has plenty of secure, private parking that is free of charge.  Our region is served by Detroit Metro and Toledo Metro airports.  

 What can/can't I bring to the event?

We ask that you do not bring any type of recording device without prior permission.  Feel free to bring any materials you require to take notes.

Do you have any hotel recommendations?

The closest hotels are in Bowling Green, OH. Click below for links.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Holiday Inn Express

Hampton Inn by Hilton