The purpose of Point Break is to improve the behaviors, values, and attitudes of high school students on their campuses and in their communities, intervening before acts of hatred or violence occur. As a result, better learning environments are created, relationships are forged and reconciliations begins.
Point Break seeks to encourage character, confidence and responsibility in the lives of adolescents. Today, with higher educational standards, busier personal schedules and social issues such as harassment, prejudice, bullying, and suicide, Point Break Workshops were developed to help schools respond to these issues.
Point Break creates an atmosphere of honest communication in which students and faculty work together. Participants move through a variety of high-energy games, small group discussions, encouraging teaching segments and poignant moments of personal reflection, all of which call for honest introspection. Through this process, students who have been silent in the past find opportunity to share and trust their peers.
Point Break New York presents Gotcha Back, a half-day workshop designed for that age group. Plus, the Bridges Peer 2 Peer Mentoring Program gives schools a 10-week follow workshop for seniors and freshman to be used to further connect students to what they learned and experienced at Point Break workshop.