WHO WE ARE

OUR IMPACT

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

  • 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

CORE VALUES

Leading with love, we educate, equip, and empower students in the St. Louis region to overcome the societal burden of low expectations, experience the freedom of a purposeful life, and grow to their full God-given potential. We pursue our mission of transformative youth development through community engagement and health education, raising up the next generation of role models and leaders.

MISSION

We envision families strengthened, communities enriched, and cities transformed by the unmatched impact of young adults pursuing God’s purpose for their lives. 

VISION

"BreakDown STL showed me I deserve more."

— Female Age 16

"I realize impulsive decisions now can dampen your entire life."

— Male Age 18