Join Let's Be Real

let's be real is a national movement by young people for young people about healthy relationships

Join the movement!

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Every day, young people navigate relationships - crushes, breakups, sexuality, firsts, and hookups - but they don’t always have the space to talk about them, learn about them, or share their experiences. Let’s Be Real creates that space. Grounded in our belief that everyone deserves a healthy relationship and everyone can take action in their own way, we amplify the voices of young people ages 12-24.

Let's Be Real provides you with online and in-person opportunities to have real conversations about your experiences, tap into your creativity, and apply your individual gifts and talents towards building a culture without abuse. It’s not a club, it’s not a group, it’s a movement. By young people, for young people, about relationships.

HOW DID IT GET STARTED?

True story: In 2016, 22 young people from all across the country came together to decide on a name. Once we had the name locked down, Break the Cycle reached out to 14 young people who focused on the look and feel  - see our logo? Totally decided by our members. And that’s how it all went down, a true youth-led movement from the start!

map of LBR members

See who's joining on Facebook!

WHAT DO LET'S BE REAL MEMBERS DO?

  • Educate their peers on healthy relationships and dating abuse using LBR's signature Real Talk method 
    • Check it out on Twitter: #BTCRealTalk. 
    • See the live tweets from our first Real Talk in Los Angeles here.
  • Recruit their friends and peers to join the movement to healthy relationships
  • Make branding and aesthetic decisions for Let's Be Real materials
    • Fun Fact: the LBR name and logo was chosen by members
  • Take over Let's Be Real and Break the Cycle's social media
  • Host Taco Bout It Tuesday - a weekly relationship show on Snapchat
    • Ask your relationship questions here
  • Write blogs about the realities of developing healthy dating and relationship behaviors in the modern age
  • Develop playlists focused on healthy relationship themes
    • Add us on Spotify: breakthecycledv
  • Design t-shirts and merchandise for the Let's Be Real movement
  • Connect with young people across the country on our exclusive GroupMe chat

And much, much more!


WHAT'S IN IT FOR LET'S BE REAL MEMBERS?

  • Community Service Hours - perfect if you need these for school before graduation!
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Portfolio items like blogs, social media campaigns, design, event planning, and more
  • Support from Let's Be Real members and Break the Cycle staff on related projects
  • Amplification opportunities in Break the Cycle's networks 
  • Materials about healthy relationships to share with friends, schools, and communities
  • Free swag!
  • Positive impact - Let's Be Real will lead the way in creating a culture of healthy relationships!

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

1. Want to join the Let's Be Real movement? Don't wait! Sign up here

2. Want to host a "Real Talk" listening session? Talk to Tonjie!

Have a few more questions to ask privately?  Email us at letsbereal[at]breakthecycle.org
 
Let's Be Real is sponsored by Verizon, who loves the idea of healthy relationships for everyone.