2 March 2012
In the inspirational documentary "The Break," viewers are introduced to three diverse young people eager to rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient members of society. First, viewers will meet Nancy, a 20-year-old woman who was involved with abusive relationships and has been homeless for two years. Nancy will need to regain her independence and change the behavior that has held her back throughout her life. Then viewers will be introduced to Rob, a talented drummer who came to New York with dreams of becoming a star. After a downward spiral, Rob will have to clean up his act in order to get a fresh start and rebuild his life. Lastly, Ava ran away from her conservative home after clashing with her family over her lesbian lifestyle. With the opportunity to receive training and experience, the academically gifted young woman will be inspired to pursue her dream of becoming a police detective. Our host, Anne Mahlum, Founder and CEO of Back on My Feet - a national nonprofit that uses running as a vehicle to promote the self-sufficiency of the homeless population - provides them with support and resources to help them get closer to their goals. From essential education and counseling sessions, to job interviewing and training, Ava, Nancy and Rob will finally have access to the opportunities to create functional, healthy lifestyles.
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