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Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Through Forgiveness

Breaking the Cycle presents award-winning assemblies that feature personal stories of overcoming conflict through forgiveness. Our assemblies, whether in-person or live online, support your schools' social-emotional learning goals – and come at no cost to your school. Our speakers present examples of core competencies such as  social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making from their own lives, which readily elicit discussion opportunities in the classroom.

Forgiveness is a form of gratitude. When we forgive others, we show them the mercy that we have often received and been thankful for. —Sarah Ban Breathnach

TESTIMONIALS

Social-emotional learning

A panel of dynamic speakers present solutions to:

  • Counteract school violence, bullying and racism
  • Recognize depression and suicide
  • Promote self-respect and respect for others

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What is Breaking the Cycle?

Let our speakers help your students develop the foundational emotional skills needed to resolve conflict and build healthy relationships in today's challenging social environment.

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A Gym Teacher's Response

After watching a Breaking the Cycle assembly on forgiveness, this teacher says it impacted students like few other presentations.

Responses from Kellenberg Memorial High School

- November 5, 2021

IN THE NEWS

Valley Central Middle School

Pat & AnneMarie D'Aliso and Randi Kelder spoke to 150 6-8th grade students in the cafetorium at Valley Central Middle School in Montgomery, NY, Tuesday, November 30th, and another 830 students watched the assembly online.

"Thank you so much for coordinating such a wonderful opportunity for our students.  It was a terrific experience and I was so proud of how well our students responded to the speakers.  We truly appreciate all of you and the work that you do for the community." — Alicia Gannello, Assistant Principal

IN THE NEWS

Fostering Forgiveness

Pat & Annemarie D'Aliso zoomed into the fourth in the BTC series of talks at St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Manhattan November 15, at 8:00.  

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IN THE NEWS

Fostering Forgiveness

Hashim Garret was the third in the BTC series of talks at St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Manhattan November 8, at 7:30. After a short intro he spoke to the 70-80 young adults and answered questions until 9:30pm.  He stressed that forgiveness was for himself for peace and freeing, is a journey and needs to be done over and over.  

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IN THE NEWS

Kellenberg Memorial High School

On Nov. 5, Sergio Argueta, Patti Ann McDonald and Chief Charles Williams spoke to students at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale NY on the benefits of forgiveness.

IN THE NEWS

Fostering Forgiveness

Breaking the Cycle's Charles Williams spoke at St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Manhattan on November 1st. About sixty young people attended in person, others watched online.

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IN THE NEWS

Cornwall Central High School

On Tuesday October 12th Breaking the Cycle came to Cornwall Central High School in New Windsor NY. Pat & AnnMarie D'Aliso and Charles Williams spoke to 525 11th and 12th grade students on Coping/Resiliency.