The Rites of Passage & Empowerment (R.O.P.E.) program will host its Ghana 2022 Experience event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Tyler Street Lab in Pittsfield.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature reflections from R.O.P.E. members who traveled to Accra, Ghana in July for the group’s annual service-learning trip. Refreshments will be available. 

Founded in 2010 by Shirley Edgerton, R.O.P.E. is a proven mentoring program for adolescent girls of color,  providing them with the skills and knowledge to enrich their personal development and expand their global awareness. 

During the nine-day trip, R.O.P.E. scholars and ambassadors engaged with young Ghanaians at the Good Shepherd Orphanage and International School, learned about higher education options at the University of Ghana, and visited historic sites, including W.E.B. Dubois’ former home and resting place, which is now a museum. 

The Lab is located at 741 Tyler St. For more information, please contact Edgerton at 413-496-4602.