Asian Pacific American Rites of Passage Academy

Asian Pacific American Rites of Passage Summer Academy

Asian Pacific American Rites of Passage LogoAsian Pacific American Rites of Passage (APA-ROP) is a culturally appropriate program for self-identifying APIA students and allies entering 7th – 12th grade. We strive to help enrich the lives of students through an exploration of APA history and a greater understanding of their cultural identity through leadership development, advocacy, empowerment, and support.

This summer academy provides experiential and culturally specific learning activities to assist Asian Pacific American high school and middle school students in achieving success. The primary objectives are to promote and sustain cultural awareness, understand Asian Pacific American issues, increase intercultural skills, and develop personal and community empowerment skills.

9th – 12th grade Students can earn high school credit for participating in APA -ROP.

What do we do?

  • We share cultural history and experiences through partnerships with local Asian and Pacific American groups·        
  • We explore family and community connections through oral history, storytelling and field trips·        
  • We understand indigenous knowledge through cultural protocols of hula.        
  • We develop leadership and communication skills through facilitated teambuilding exercises·        
  • We prepare college portfolios that include scholarship information, application processes and essays·        

When and where is APA-ROP? 2016 ROP To be announced. 

APA –ROP is on the main campus of Lane Community College. Students will receive a free bus pass for July and August. Lunch and materials are provided.

How much does APA-ROP cost?

The program is free due to generous support from Lane Community College and Island Arts.

For more Information, Contact: Kumu Iwalani
Asian Pacific American Student Program Coordinator
Phone: (541) 603-4393