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The "Rite of Passage Experience" (R.O.P.E.) is a three phase community approach to prevention and positive youth development. R.O.P.E begins the transition from childhood to adulthood and addresses important adolescent issues by promoting self-esteem, teaching decision-making, problem-solving, team-building and understanding peer pressure.
Newington Human Services facilitates the sixth grade Health curriculum at John Wallace Middle and Martin Kellog Middle includes classroom and outdoor experiences. The "Final Challenge" day is held on the ropes course,
Seventh and eighth grade students continue in a variety of outdoor/adventure based activities to reinforce the R.O.P.E. program and its challenge by choice philosophy in preparation for the transition from middle to high school. For more information please see: www.newingtonct.gov/content/78/118/132/3131.aspx
Also, see our "Builders Club" page for how this learning experience can be put into practice.