Who Will Win the Brick Campaign?

It's not too late to join The Brick Campaign. Don't miss out on this opportunity to help youth in your neighborhood .

The winning Brick Layers will get Break the Cycle's [Ending Violence] for a school of their choice. With a month left in the campaign, anyone could win!

We spoke with competition leader Mae Philpott to get her take on the campaign:

Q: What was your inspiration for joining the Brick Campaign?

I truly believe in the importance of the work Break the Cycle does as well as the folks at Break the Cycle who do the work!

Break the Cycle says to LGBTQ youth: "We hear your voice!"

This May, Break the Cycle launches "Hear My Voice," our new LGBTQ public outreach campaign! With a new section just for LGBTQ teens and young adults on The Safe Space, a PSA to be aired this fall, and appearances at Pride Festivals in Southern California - we're proud to help the LGBTQ community find their voice and find a way to end violence.

If you or someone you know might be in an abusive relationship, visit www.loveisrespect.org to get more information.

-Published May 4th, 2010.

Speak.Act.Change Girl Power Project

Break the Cycle is proud to premiere the Speak.Act.Change Girl Power Project in seven Girl Scout Councils across Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. 120 select Girl Scouts Ambassadors will be trained as Peer Leaders to educate nearly 10,000 more middle and high-school aged Girl Scouts. "Paying it forward," those Girl Scouts will complete advocacy and service-learning activities designed to raise awareness among their peers.

What Will it Take to End Youth Violence?

A group of young boys beat and raped their classmate as a crowd of onlookers stood nearby. After this recent incident in which a fifteen-year-old Richmond girl was gang raped outside of her high school, many people are realizing just how prevalent and horrifying youth violence can be.

Sadly, crimes like these are not uncommon. According to the 2006 survey from the U.S. Department of Justice:

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