Get Involved

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  • Connect BreakDown STL with new networks of investors

  • Organize mini events and speaking opportunities

  • Secure speaking engagements for BreakDown STL

  • Introduce BreakDown STL to your workplace giving program

Support

  • Donate to an immediate impact project

  • invest in our programs as a monthly supporter

  • Join a staff member's personal support team

  • Sponsor an actor, dancer, peer mentor

VolunteeR

  • Mentor teens: build a structured, supportive relationship with one youth

  • Volunteer by satellite for office support

  • Grant research and writing

Contact us for details on getting involved: contact@breakdownstl.org

FAQ

What is the cost to bring BreakDown STL to a school, organization or church?

The cost to produce and deliver a 90 minute BreakDown STL OnStage presentation is $5,000. Our Founder is convicted to bring our program to students at NO COST to the school, organization or church. Jenna Imergoot does not want cost to prohibit even one student from having the opportunity to hear the BreakDown message. As a result, we rely on the generous donations of individuals and corporations to cover the cost. We do accept donations from schools, organizations  and churches to help off-set the cost.

 

What is the appropriate age to see a BreakDown presentation?

From experience, we are aware that many students start engaging in risky behaviors in middle school. Therefore, we strongly feel that middle school would be a great starting age to see a BreakDown STL presentation. One of the most common statements we hear from high school students is, "I wish I would have seen BreakDown STL in middle school before I _______".  Fill in the blank of any one of many poor choices a young person can make.

 

How do I book a presentation?

Contact us at bookings@breakdownstl.org to find out our current availability.

 

Is it possible to see a presentation prior to booking?

Absolutely! You may attend a school or community presentation as our guest. To reserve your spot on our guest list contact info@breakdownstl.org.

 

What is the best venue for your presentation?

Although theater presentations are ideal, we can do presentations in a gym, hall, or any location with enough seating.

 

Do you provide all the technical equipment?

We do have our own tech equipment; however, sometimes it proves to be best to utilize or supplement with "in house" equipment.

 

do the presentation hosts have any other responsibilities other than booking the presentation and providing a venue?

If we are new to your facility, we will schedule a site visit prior to the presentation. We will provide you with a contract that you will need to sign and return, an opt out letter, should you choose to utilize it, and surveys that will need to be filled out by the students prior to, and following the presentation, and then returned to us.

It is also ideal to have someone on hand that oversees your tech (Theater Director, Technical Director, or Custodian) to answer any questions that may arise.

 

What is the set-up and tear-down time for a presentation?

Typically with school presentations we set up the afternoon/evening prior to the presentation and run a tech rehearsal through the evening to work through any technical needs that might be unique to your venue. Specific times will be worked out with each school. Set up and rehearsal times for presentations will be worked out with our booking agent during the booking process. Tear down takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes following a presentation.

 

How many presentations can you do in a month/year?

Schools

Since our cast and crew is primarily made up of high school students, we can only take one day per month to present in the schools during school hours. We can, however, do up to three presentations in one day at a school to ensure seeing all students.

Other

We are also available to do as many presentations as our schedule will allow in the evening and on weekends at conventions or community events.

How can I go about having the BreakDown STL OffStage follow-up program in my school?

We are looking to expand our highly successful follow up program, BreakDown STL OffStage . Please contact us at hanna.wurst@breakdownstl.org for more information.

 

How do you become a BreakDown STL OnStage or OffStage team member?

High school and college students may audition annually to be a BreakDown STL team member. We are seeking talented, passionate student leaders. Availability varies year to year for our drama and dance teams, tech and stage crew, spoken word/vocalists and peer mentors. Selected students are required to make a one year commitment. Auditions are held in April and May for the following year's team.

 

What are the cost and responsibilities of A BreakDown STL Team Member?

There is an annual team fee of $250.00 which covers incidentals throughout the year. Team shirts will also be required for all team members. Dance items vary from year to year, but are kept to a minimum. For more information contact info@breakdownstl.org.