Breaking the Cycle pic - Pregnant teen with full shirt

Research shows that children of teen parents often become teen parents themselves. Through this program, Brenda Teele and Carlos Phillips hope to put an end to that pattern of early sexual activity by providing parent education and personal experience that give teen parents the skills they need to break the cycle. Teens are equipped to talk to their children about sex and the importance of sexual risk avoidance. Brenda and Carlos show teens that their early choices can impact their lives without defining their futures.

Breaking the Cycle programs are only available for schools in Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas. They are geared for teen parents and educators of teen parents. Each student will receive a copy of Simple Truths with Mary Flo Ridley to help them continue the conversation with their children as they grow. Please ask us about possible grant funding.

[gdlr_divider type=”thick” size=”50%”]

Speakers

[gdlr_row]
[gdlr_column size=”1/2″]

Brenda Teele

Breaking the Cycle speaker

“If I had heard this message as a teen, about the true meaning of sex and its deeper emotional impact, saying ‘no’ would have been easy,” says Brenda Teele. “The message of Breaking the Cycle gives teens a bigger ‘YES.’”

Read more about Brenda on her page.
[/gdlr_column]
[gdlr_column size=”1/2″]

 Carlos Phillips

Breaking the Cycle speaker

“As a teacher,” Carlos says, “I have seen the cycle of poverty and brokenness played out over and over again. I hope to create an awareness of how these teen parents really ended up here in the first place. The goal is to help them evaluate their decision-making process and give them the tools to help make different decisions in the future.”

Read more about Carlos on his page.
[/gdlr_column][/gdlr_row]

[gdlr_divider type=”thick” size=”50%”]