Breaking the Cycle brings its message to tens of thousands of teens each year. It underscores the efforts of principals, teachers, and law enforcement to counteract school violence by proactively addressing its most common roots: bullying, peer pressure, gossip, racism, and other forms of intolerance.

By addressing these problematic roots of school violence, assemblies organized by Breaking the Cycle generate self-respect and respect for others - both key to school safety - and strengthen positive links between school employees, parents, students and local law enforcement officers.