BreakDown STL

MISSION

BreakDown STL educates, equips and empowers teens to make positive life choices related to high-risk youth trends. We use the contemporary teen voice to deliver culturally relevant health education – while raising up the next generation of leaders, influencers and role models

VISION

To see students reach adulthood free from the consequences of high-risk behavior and leading their communities as agents of change

CORE VALUES

  • Belief in the unlimited POTENTIAL of young people
  • Dedication to inspiring personal GROWTH and ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Commitment to INTEGRITY, transparency and showing love in all we do
  • Assurance in the power of TRUTH to restore lives, rectify past choices and set a person free
  • Confidence that we excel when DIVERSE voices are at the table
  • Belief in the impact of well-STRUCTURED PARTNERSHIPS and the power of health education

    OUR IMPACT

    LEADERSHIP TEAM

    50-65 TEEN LEADERS EMPOWERED/YEAR

    • 90% of BreakDown STL members abstain from substance use, including prescription medication abuse
    • 81% decreased addiction to pornography, social media and substances
    • 87% resist driving under the influence of a substance

    OFFSTAGE

    1,200+ PEER MENTORS EQUIPPED/YEAR

    • 89% of teens participating in monthly OffStage programming report positive bonding experiences with peers and mentors
    • 92% improved communication skill evidenced by voluntary involvement in activities

    ONSTAGE

    15,000+ STUDENTS EDUCATED/YEAR

    • 87% report increased self-esteem
    • 83% of OnStage viewers report an understanding of anxiety’s direct affects on physical and emotional well-being