Spread the Word

Speakers Corps

Do you want to speak out about the importance of addressing teen dating violence? Does your community need to be better informed about how to prevent this epidemic?

Break the Cycle is proud to announce the Speak Up. Speak Out. Speak Now! Toolkit. This toolkit will help you further our mission as a trained speaker on dating violence and Break the Cycle’s important work addressing this issue.

Skills You Will Use

  • Strong communication
  • Comfortable meeting new people
  • Networking
  • Organization

Skills You Will Build

  • Knowledge of dating violence and Break the Cycle’s work
  • Public speaking
  • Data collection
  • Solicitation

How to Get Started

Download Speak Up. Speak Out. Speak Now! The toolkit provides all the guidance and resources you need to raise awareness in your community. Simply download the manual and accompanying slideshow to get started. There you will find a step-by-step guide to speaking out.

  • Download the Speak Up. Speak Out. Speak Now! manual.
  • Download the Speak Up. Speak Out. Speak Now! slideshow.

Leadership Track

Want to do more? Help your community by building a model for future activism! Document your work by taking photos and keeping notes on successes and improvements so that others may join you and Break the Cycle in a national movement against domestic and dating violence.

Commitment: Minimum 20 hours annually

Download this service description.

Spread the Word through Tabling

Represent Break the Cycle at community outreach fairs and help us build healthy relationships. You will be responsible for passing out information, running educational games, preparing materials and setting up and staffing the Break the Cycle table.

Skills You Will Use

  • Strong communication
  • Comfortable meeting new people
  • Networking

Skills You Will Build

  • Talking about dating violence and Break the Cycle’s work
  • Creating an attractive display booth
  • Data collection

How To Get Started

Complete the Break the Cycle volunteer application, specifying the Spread the Word service track. We will contact you about training.

Leadership Track

Want to do more? Many fair organizers in Los Angeles already know about Break the Cycle but not all. Contact organizations in your community such as churches, neighborhood councils and civic groups to see if they would like Break the Cycle to table at their event. Schedule the event and prepare to attend – be sure to tell Break the Cycle about your efforts!

Commitment: Minimum 20 hours annually - including six outreach fairs

Download this service description.

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There are many ways you can raise awareness about teen dating violence. You can: