Breaking the Cycle joined a number of other speakers in an outstanding event to honor Black History Month at this Residence for male juvenile delinquents between the ages of 13 and 18 placed with OCFS by New York State Family Courts. The event started with a group of student drummers giving a stunning, semi-professional performance. Each speaker then offered a different angle on the topic of learning to love yourself, to love others and to forgive. Each presenter had made bad choices in life, had been where these young men are now, but had turned their lives around with the help of people who loved them with tough love, to help them through critical times. Hashim Garrett challenged them passionately: “You can change your lives and make them count, you can help change the world, don’t wait until it’s too late!”