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Next training TBD, 2024.


Developed over the course of 25 years, The Brotherhood Sister Sol’s Rites of Passage Program is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading models of holistic youth development.

The Torchbearer Training offers community and school educators an intensive Rites of Passage experience through which they develop a clear understanding of the philosophical foundation, framework and program elements that comprise our unique Rites of Passage Program.

The objective of this training is to prepare educators to develop and lead a Rites of Passage Program based on The Brotherhood Sister Sol model. Workshops and activities in this training have been developed to provide participants with the knowledge and experience necessary to understand the model and achieve successful implementation.

The training is coordinated by Jason Warwin, Co-Founder of The Brotherhood Sister Sol, and co-facilitated by senior staff. It has been designed to draw on the participants’ experiences and to build on their current knowledge, while providing opportunities for the development of new insights and skills. 


“Immense growth, knowledge, different perspectives, new ideas, great literature, handouts, space to express yourself and openly share feelings and emotions… I have been truly inspired. I feel I have discovered and acknowledge my calling even further through this training.”

“Thank you for renewing my sense of purpose as an educator. I got in touch with all that brought me into this profession these past few days.”

“It was awesome, by far the best training I’ve ever been to.”

“It was a huge pleasure to learn from such a solid organization. It was thorough, interesting, well facilitated and thought provoking.”

“I think this training provides so much from resources, to actual practice of the rituals, to talking about how to lead the sessions. We experienced what the youth experience, which makes it less daunting to implement.”