to BreakDown STL
To educate, equip, and empower teens to make positive life choices related to high-risk youth trends. We provide culturally relevant preventative health education customized to St. Louis’ diverse communities — while raising up the next generation of role models, influencers,
To see students reach adulthood free from the consequences of high-risk behavior and leading their communities as agents
YOUTH TALK LINE
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"I’ve had a toxic family environment all my life. All three of my siblings and absent father are/were drug addicts in and out of prison, and my mother has always just been controlled by her multiple mental illnesses.
I grew up in..."
"Growing up as the middle child of five, it was hard for me to ever feel like I belonged. I desperately searched for approval from peers, my parents, and most of all my teachers. My grades..."
"Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth grade were very lonely years for me. I struggled with finding a friend group that shared the same morals as I did and in turn it left me home alone and isolated. In that isolation..."
"I was born into poverty, without much at all. My mother wasn’t responsible and neglected my two younger sisters and me. Our father wasn’t in the picture, and before we knew it we were sleeping in shelters and on the occasional church pew. Eventually, we were..."