EL Joven Noble
Rites of Passage – Character Development Program
EL Joven Noble Rites of Passage, Character Development Program, is a youth development, support and leadership enhancement program developed in 1996 that provides a process and a vehicle for the continued “rites of passage” development of youth ages 10-24.
The program incorporates an approach and curriculum that is based on the philosophy that youth need other men/women, their family and community to care for, assist, heal, guide and successfully prepare them for true womanhood/manhood.
Finally, as an integral component of the program, is the development of “Circulos de Palabra” (Circles of Support), that serve to provide a support and reinforcement process for ongoing healing, growth and development for the young men/women. Ultimately, the entire program attempts to recreate a positive familia/community or extended kinship network that will allow our youth to develop to their fullest potential
El Joven Noble is a ten session curriculum focused on male responsibility & young women’s empowerment that provides life skills and youth leadership.
The Specific goal of Joven Noble is the Character Development of young women & men while targeting the reduction and prevention of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, substance abuse, community violence and aims at increasing the ability of youth to act in a responsible and respectful way in reference to their relationships.
The Joven Noble sessions build on communication and anger management skills, the development of a strong self-esteem through the process of talking circles that create safe and secure spaces for youth to learn, share and develop under the guidance of a certified Joven Noble trained facilitators.
Joven Noble is an evidence based program and is recognized by SAMHSA’S
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) NREPP
(National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices