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At Marca Via, our mission is to inspire people to create impactful rite of passage events for friends and family on the cusp of major life transitions.

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Author: Marca Via

A Child’s Perspective of His COA Event

I woke up early on the morning of my Coming-of-Age event. Not out of anxiety or fear: out of excitement. Don’t get me wrong, I was scared, but it was the good kind of scared. The first time swimming in the deep end of the pool feeling. No more wading in the shallow end, gazing longingly toward the diving boards. On the day of my Coming-of-Age event, I could feel the significance of...

Top 5 Antidotes to Teen-Style Resistance

OK, so you’ve decided that you’re going to hold a coming-of-age event for your child to commemorate this important transition in his or her life. Now it’s time to get your child on board with the idea and prepare him or her for success. It may not come as a shock to you that unless you handle this phase well, you might face some teen-style resistance. Here are our top five antidotes to resistance. #1:...

Support your Heroic Parenting Efforts with a Coming-of-Age Event

As parents, we can all appreciate that raising our children to be successful, independent, and resilient adults is a hard job.  We think about it continually. We experiment, learn and seek advice from experts, family, and friends.  We do all of this because parenting is the most important job we have, our kids are counting on us, and we want to do the best job of parenting that we possibly can.   The reason...

Pulling Your Community Together

There are plenty of things to consider when determining the style and flavor of your coming-of-age event. A critical component of Marca Via’s model for a coming-of-age celebration is bringing together your community to plan and execute the event. There are three crucial decisions to be made at the outset: Do you want your group to be co-ed or single gender (e.g., men for boys and women for girls)? How big (or small)...

First Things To Consider

Creating a Coming-of-Age Event To begin planning your coming-of-age event, you will need to consider the who, where, and when issues early on. Who are the critical people who have to attend in order for the event to be complete? Does a big group sound just about right for your child or does a more intimate, private affair suit your kid’s style better? Should the event be held at your home or somewhere with...

Rites of passage for coming of age found around the globe. So what’s going on in America?

When you hear the phrase “coming-of-age ritual,” what comes to mind?  Do you conjure up images of a young Massai warrior heading off into the bush to live off the land and kill a lion with a spear? Or someone in the Australian outback doing a walkabout? Or a young Inuit learning critical Arctic survival skills? Perhaps you picture a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah in the Jewish tradition? It’s pretty easy to find examples...

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