At Team Unbreakable, we keep the experiences of our participants central to our work. The creation and continued improvement of our program are guided both by the relevant scientific literature, and the feedback of the Team Unbreakable Community – team leads and youth. See below for testimonials that speak to the value and benefit of the Team Unbreakable Program.

“I am a member of Professional Support Services that supports several schools. 2019 was horrific as I supported a school in which students witnessed a person die by suicide in their community & my high school suffered the tragic loss of 2 Students by homicides in the spring (May & June 2019). Team Unbreakable is @ my high school & has been vital to our coping. It has been instrumental in my wellbeing also.”

Team Unbreakble Team Lead

“It truly is amazing to see what the kids can achieve, given the opportunity and the motivation. And you should see the smiles on their faces when they come to school on Monday wearing their t-shirts and medals…this program is having a significant school-wide impact. Thank you Team Unbreakable!

Team Unbreakable Team Lead

“Being involved in Team Unbreakable helped me feel connected to a wide range of students in our school. I feel like we supported each other with our goals while improving our mental wellness.”

Team Unbreakable Team LEad

“Team Unbreakable changed my life.”

Team UNbreakable Youth Participant

Participant Reflections on improved Quality of Life 

If I had been angry during the day… I use it like a reset button and when I’m done, I’ll feel calm, energized and that sort of thing… I end up going home feeling a lot better.

High SchoolParticipant

My lifestyle for food also changed and I didn’t crave a lot of things. Sometimes I would be craving junk but when I ran, I didn’t find myself craving a lot of junk and I just found myself craving more like fruits and vegetables, just healthier things. I was pretty surprised with myself about that.

High School Participant 

Participant Reflections on improved Social Supports 

Because we had been working for it for so long, it was just like really accomplishing to cross the finish line. Even before the race, my whole group got together, we stretched together, and we got ourselves prepared.  Even while I was running, if I passed by someone, …. we would high five as we went past. When we were actually near the finish line, the people who were there that were already finished, they would cheer you on a lot as you finished.

High School Participant