rites-of-passages are the bomb. i went through one myself in Atlanta. I am glad this topic was brought up, because many people say my gift is mentoring children. Already, I have learn so much from okayactivists' ideas. My suggestion, before we do anything with kids, is that we ourselves have a set of principles (i.e. humilty, wisdom, nurturing, forgivness, and spirituality) that govern our lives. In my experience with kids, I learn that they will run all over you if your foundation (your principles) is shaky. Therefore, if your foundation is strong, we will have a better chance in teaching the youth to apply these principles.