Intonjane Training Institute...

Rights of Passage and Mentoring Program for Girls 

Founded by Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony shortly after the inception of the male mentoring counterpart, Isuthu Training Institute, the Intonjane (In-tone-johnny) Training Institute, mentors young girls ages 6-17.  These young ladies are taught how to transition from girlhood to womanhood through fun, educational forums, field trips, discussions and speakers.  They receive one-on-one, and group, mentoring.  The focus is on personal responsibility and community awareness.  They cross over into womanhood at the completion of their senior year of high school through a Rites of Passage Ceremony.

Meetings are held the 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month during the school year from 2-4 p.m.  Yvette Anderson is the Program Director.

Circles: Kirabo (ages 6-9) Sangoma (ages 10-13) NyaKoma (ages 14-17)

We are back in session!

Dada Aria McElroy

2020 Rites of Passage Candidate 

Intonjane Rites of Passage Mentoring Program 2019 session has begun and we're off to a great start!

We have already done our annual apple orchard outing and are looking forward to a great year of new sessions and doing some our annual ones as well. 

It's not too late to get your young lady enrolled.  You can come to our monthly sessions, email us at or register on this site for more details.  

Congratulations to our 2019 Rites of Passages Candidate:

Christina Young, Freshman at Morgan State University

Apple Orchard Fun-2019

Annual Bake Sale

Girls in STEM

2018 Vision Boarding...

Kirabo - Sangoma - Nya Akoma Circles