Boosting Girls’ Confidence With Rites of Passage

As a parent and an educator, one of the concerns I have is that despite their apparent success, tween and teen girls often are filled with self-doubt and self-criticism. Internally they feel anxious and overwhelmed, and that they simply are not enough. My passion for empowering girls led me to explore how rite of passage experiences can be a simple but effective way to increase girls’ confidence.

Lorene Wapotich and her step-daughter

A well-facilitated rite of passage encourages healthy risk-taking and helps girls develop the resilience needed to overcome obstacles. I am excited to share with you the rites of passage framework I’ve developed over the past 25 years to help hundreds girls transform their view of themselves.