The Xinachtli Rites of Passage Curriculum is a comprehensive bilingual/bicultural youth development process designed to provide girls the guidance for a healthy development into adulthood. Based on indigenous teachings, this curriculum provides a dialectic process designed to support and build on the strengths of the individual.
Cultural Identity Development; Women’s and Girls’ Human Rights; Life Skills Development and Healthy Rites
of Passage; Acknowledgement of the Sacred Self, Reproduction Health and Justice; Healthy Family
Relationships; Dating Violence, Communication and Maintaining Self Respect; Substance Abuse Prevention
and Substance Development; Community Violence and Cycles of Oppression; Violence and Human Rights as
a Community Health Issue; Circles of Development-Cultural/Spiritual Development; Vision and Goal Setting;
and Action “Ollin” Circles/ Community Organizing and Mobilization.
Orosi High School
El Monte Middle School