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    An Introduction

    Why The Rite Journey?

    Andrew Lines, creator and director of The Rite Journey, explains the background to the program, what today's adolescents are grappling with and how The Rite Journey can help.

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  • ABC News Report

    March 22, 2011

    An Adelaide program aims to turn boys into responsible men

    Watch a short TV article from Adelaide's 7:30 Report focusing on the boys' program run by The Rite Journey.

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  • The Rite Journey is a wonderful contribution to this next generation.
    They will benefit greatly from it.

    Now we have The Rite Journey which offers girls a profound, intricate, and imaginative journey. It enables girls to access substantial information and experiences. It feeds their inner self, allowing them to get to know themselves, and to start to shape their future. {Read more}


  • The New Manhood

    August 30, 2010

    Steve Biddulph endorses
    The Rite Journey in his recent release 'The New Manhood'.

    Read about The Rite Journey in an excerpt from Chapter 5,
    From Boy to Man.

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  • Building Resilience

    Through overcoming challenges

    In a world where the 'bubble-wrapping' of children can deny them of opportunities to build confidence and learn problem solving strategies, The Rite Journey uses challenges throughout the year to help young people learn to overcome obstacles and to develop resilience. {Read more}

  • Deepening Education

    Lighting the fire

    Much of today's education has become concerned with 'filling the pail'...at the expense of providing heart experiences for young people.

    The Rite Journey uses time-honoured processes to create memorable moments of ceremony to celebrate this important transition. {Read more}

What We Do

The Rite Journey provides unique educational programs designed to support the development of self-aware, vital, responsible, respectful & resilient adults.

By raising young people’s consciousness about transitioning from child to adult & having conversations with them about what really matters we can assist in guiding their journey into adulthood.

The year-long program uses a Rite of Passage framework to deepen the students’ experience of this important life transition.

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Why We Do It

We aim to make a positive difference in a society where:

  • boys are under-fathered & the media displays role models making poor choices
  • girls are prematurely sexualised & popular media presents unobtainable role models
  • young people average 30 hours a week in front of a screen at the expense of human connection
  • sociologists now suggest that adolescence spans from age 10 to 30

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How We Do It

Specially developed programs involve adolescents in reflection, discussion and developing strategies around transitioning into adulthood.

The Rite Journey – a year-long program in which teachers are trained to deliver a comprehensive program to students in their school.

The Rite Way – a one day program in which Rite Journey facilitators attend schools to deliver a one day experience for students.

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“The presentation by Andrew Lines and Graham Gallasch regarding The Rite Journey was universally well-received by attendees at the Fourth International NASSPE Conference (Memphis, Tennessee)… {Read more}


Leonard Sax

Author "Boys Adrift" and "Why Gender Matters"

“The Rite Journey is one of the most exciting and well conceived ideas in boys’ education for a very long time. It brings together the key concerns of initiating boys into fine young men with its focus on the… {Read more}


Steve Biddulph

Author of "Raising Boys" and "Manhood"

“The Rite Journey is having a significant impact on our Year 9 group. I had great confidence in The Rite Journey prior to implementing the program but this year I continue to be surprised by … {Read more}


Brian Kennelly

Principal, Kinross Wolaroi School, NSW

“With the huge amount of social and technological change that has taken place in recent times, too often our girls have been left to find their own way forward, causing them to turn to peers … {Read more}

Maggie Hamilton

Maggie Hamilton

Author of "What's Happening to Our Girls?"

Who Is Already Teaching It

Timaru Boys High School
Timaru, NZ
Commenced: 2010

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