About BreakDown Tucson

In alignment with AZ Dept of Education State Standards for Health

BreakDown Tucson is a group of local teens who bring a powerful, dynamic message to their peers.  By integrating relevant drama scenes, contemporary and hip-hop dance, and state of the art sound, lighting and visual media, we expose lies young people often believe about who they are. Our one hour performance educates and empowers youth to fight for their future and lives!



BreakDown Tucson educates by promoting personal health and proposing ways to prevent health problems (S1) through honest dramatizations about drug use, alcohol use, teen pregnancy, date-rape, sexually transmitted infections, depression, suicide and more. We realistically portray the complex correlation between emotional, intellectual, physical and social health (S1, PO1). Our characters examine barriers to healthy decision making (S5, C1, PO1) and contemplate their own value as human beings. They also determine the value of making thoughtful decisions in a variety of health-related situations (S5, C2, PO1), AND predict the potential short and long-term impact of each alternative on themselves and others (S5, C2,PO4). Our videos present current statistical information as well as depict students evaluating the effectiveness of health-related decisions they’ve made (S5, C2, PO6).



BreakDown Tucson empowers youth to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health (S4). Through unique dramatizations, video clips, song lyrics, and dances we model skills to enhance health, and avoid or reduce health risk (S4, C1, PO1). We also demonstrate effective ways to ask for and offer assistance to enhance individual health and the health of others (S4, C3, PO1). The presentation will illustrate how to resolve interpersonal conflicts without harm (S4, C2,PO1) and offer access to community resources that provide valid health information (S3).


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