Thursday, July 16, 2009

Break the Cycle - Building Healthy Youth and Healthy Communities

Break the Cycle, Inc. is a community-based agency whose primary focuses are teen pregnancy prevention, promotion healthy behaviors, and risk reduction behavior education. We seek to delay the onset of sexual activity in teens and to discourage risky health choices such as drug and alcohol use. We work with local schools, churches, and community organizations to serve the parents and the youth of four rural counties in East and Middle Tennessee. Highly trained staff deliver our educational intervention programs, designed to increase the number of developmental assets in youth, to students in sixth through ninth grades. Our programming includes in-school classes, after-school programs, summer camps, and peer education. All programs are free to the students and the school systems in the counties that we serve.

They build the assets of boundaries and expectations, empowerment and social competencies.

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