StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently sat down for a phone conversation with Paul Hill Jr., founder and president of the National Rites of Passage Institute. In our discussion, Hill Jr. touches on the importance of rites of passage across cultures to transitioning youth into healthy adults, the centrality of self-knowledge to loving others, and the need to build community while simultaneously building up youth for African-Americans.

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