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)

Congratulations to our 2018 Rites of Passages Candidates:


Jasmine Little and Katelynn Valentine

Scottsboro Mock Trial--a great success!

These are the youth of Intonjane and Isuthu Training Institutes, who worked with Honorable Judge Prentis Edwards and his son, Hon. Judge Prentis Edwards, Jr. (3rd Circuit Court) and the mentors in preparation for the Mock Trail.  They presented the Scottsboro Boys case (1931-1937) in which nine African American teenagers (13-19) were wrongfully accused of raping two white American women on a train in 1931.


The Mock Trail occurred Saturday, May 12 at 2 pm at the Third Circuit Court (Frank Murphy Hall of Justice) 1441 St. Atoine St. in the courtroom of Judge Prentis Edwards, Jr.

THERE'S STILL SPACE LEFT! Get your kids there. Adult chaperones are needed and welcome too! Pay online under the More tab, DONATE!

Annual Bake Sale

Girls in STEM

2018 Vision Boarding...

Kirabo - Sangoma - Nya Akoma Circles