Los Angeles, CA. July, 21, 2016  Break the Cycle is looking for young people ages 12-24 to participate in a listening session about relationships for their new project, Let’s Be Real. Let’s Be Real brings together and supports young people across the country to collaborate for change. In the Real Talk listening sessions, young people will engage in truthful, uncensored conversation on dating, relationship norms, media, pop culture, technology, and friends. The first session will take place in Los Angeles on July 28, 2016 from 3pm – 5pm. “This group will be a safe space to discuss relationships, connect with other young people, and provide adult allies with authentic opinions from young people,” says Jasmine Uribe, Leadership & Engagement Manager at Break the Cycle.  

Local LA organizations and young people interested in participating in the groundbreaking first session should contact Tonjie Reese, Youth Programs Coordinator at Break the Cycle: treese@breakthecycle.org

About Break the Cycle

With offices in Los Angeles, CA and Washington D.C., Break the Cycle is the leading national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. From the classroom to the courtroom to the floor of Congress, Break the Cycle works every day to give young people, and those who care about them, the tools they need to live safer, healthier lives.

Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. Everyone has a right to a safe and healthy relationship, regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexual identity. Break the Cycle works to make that right a reality.


Tonjie Reese
Youth Programs Coordinator