WHO WE ARE
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
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
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.
We envision families strengthened, communities enriched, and cities transformed by the unmatched impact of young adults pursuing God’s purpose for their lives.
"BreakDown STL showed me I deserve more."
— Female Age 16
"I realize impulsive decisions now can dampen your entire life."
— Male Age 18