Engaging students in becoming active in their lives and the community is one of the most important factors in creating tomorrow's leaders.By providing positive opportunities and resources to youth motivates them to follow a path that are uncommon in their families or friends.It encourages them to “break the cycle” of negative behaviors or events that have occurred in previous generations.
Breaking the Cycle (BTC) wants to provide youth in with positive opportunities and resources that will help them follow a positive direction in life.Many kids in lack the necessary resources to motivate them to follow this path.Our goal is to work low-income youth and encourage them to “break the cycle” of negative intergenerational behaviors or events that have occurred with their family and friends.These negative behaviors include, but are not limited to, drugs, dropping out of school, violence, not attending college, and teenage pregnancy. Breaking the Cycle hopes to work with them to realize that it can be done.By having opportunities in the community that lead to positive life goals, students discover the skills of dedication, leadership, and motivation. The participants are challenged to overcome problems or lack of opportunities in the community and help resolve them.Students are active in achieving goals by choosing the activities they engage in.This organization specifically works to mentor youth and increase college awareness, academic success, and community services within the community while decreasing violence and other damaging behaviors of youth.
The four main goals of BTC are: 1. To provide academic support to high school students. 2.Provide resources and support to help them succeed. 3.Partner with organizations to increase opportunities for youth. 4.Engage students in community service.
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