Rite of Passage Testimonials

Deborah Walker, Mentor

Why mentor for the Woman program? Simply because it would be selfish not to. Conversations with my mentees were refreshing. Whether for insight, information, or simply an opportunity to be a listening ear, my mentees bought into the relationship which spoke volumes about their commitment to personal growth. The only thing missing was more time together.  I applaud Dr. Davis…

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Rite of Passage Process

The Woman Rite of Passage process has 4 primary stages. . .  STAGE 1: BECOMING A PARTICIPANT Even before the first meeting, Woman participants take initiative and show commitment and courage. They first take an online survey that gets them thinking about their personal relationships with God, self, others, and creation. We then contact them for an interview that is…

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Rite of Passage Testimonials

Heather Garcia, Mentor

I have been honored to walk with several women who have gone through Amy Davis Abdallah’s Woman Rites of Passage program at Nyack College.  I love mentoring women throughout this program because it is truly amazing to watch how God uses it to transform girls into godly women before my very eyes.  Her emphasis on drawing out a woman’s relationship…

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Woman Leaders

Woman is transformative because its leaders are continually being transformed! I (Amy) get to lead Woman with two fantastic friends. Wanda Velez and I have been friends forever and she’s been with Woman from the beginning! She’s the Dean of Students at Nyack College, wife to Luis, and mother of four fantastic children. She’s been training leaders for years, is a transformative leader herself,…

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Rite of Passage Testimonials

Marielle Franey, Mentor

I wasn’t far into The Book of Womanhood when something resonated with me. It was like a light bulb went off when I read the part about the rites of passage boys and girls go through culturally and how defining it is as a symbol or mark of one journey transitioning to the next.  Rituals and symbols are iconic in today’s culture, and…

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