Background Info

When creating UNBREAK ME, did you consult with anyone?

During the five year process of developing UNBREAK ME, Tara met with noted psychologists in Australia and the United States, as well as social workers, counselors, rape crisis specialists and numerous victims of sexual violence. All of the interviews, suggestions, professional recommendations and personal stories were used to shape UNBREAK ME into a one of a kind program specifically designed for an assembly style setting.

How does UNBREAK ME receive funding?

Through private donors, fundraisers and community grants.

How did UNBREAK ME start?

UNBREAK ME was created by Tara and her husband Jeremiah in response to the problem of dating and sexual violence. Their hope is that by shedding light on this dark topic, it would bring help and healing to thousands of young men and women.

Program Info - Middle and High Schools

Who is the target audience?

Girls in 7th – 12th grades. Boys in 7th – 12th grade. Assemblies are held separately but on the same day.

What is the cost?

$2000 – However through a matching grant, UNBREAK ME will be available for middle and high schools for the 2012- 2013 school year for $1000. Additional grants for qualifying schools are available on our website. We encourage schools to look for community funding through local law enforcement, community grants, hospitals and businesses.

What dates/times are you available?

The UNBREAK ME tour schedule will run from mid-September to mid-May. An assembly can not start earlier than 9:30am to allow time for production set up. The gymnasium or theater must be available 2 hours prior to the assembly and 1 hour after the assembly.

What is the minimum number of students?

We request a minimum of 150 girls and 150 guys. If your school falls below this number, we suggest combining with another local school or making it a district event.

Why is a deposit necessary?

Since we can only book one assembly program per day, we require a $500 deposit to insure that the date will be held. The deposit is non-refundable but if an alternative date is given within four weeks of the scheduled assembly, the deposit will be applied to the assembly cost. In the case of inclement weather, the assembly will be rescheduled but the deposit will be applied to the rescheduled assembly cost.

What is the follow-up provided after the assembly?

Students are encouraged to visit this website where they can find additional resources. We will also call the school social worker or counselor prior to the event to make sure he/she has the resources necessary to follow up with any students seeking additional help.

Program Info – Universities

What groups is UNBREAK ME suitable for?

Sororities, women’s groups, campus wide community safety initiatives, women’s health fairs and violence prevention weeks. Assemblies for guys focus on respect and prevention of dating violence and are suitable for schools and universities.

What is the cost?

$1000 plus travel costs if outside the Dallas metro area. Please contact moc.e1566086784mkaer1566086784bnu@g1566086784nikoo1566086784b1566086784

What dates/times are you available?

UNBREAK ME runs from mid-September to mid-May. For universities, evening sessions can be scheduled as well as weekends.

Where should UNBREAK ME be held?

A theater or lecture hall equipped with a full A/V system is necessary. During booking, you will need to provide the name of the venue as well as the production contact to insure that all equipment is available for use. Any production costs will be the responsibility of the booking party.

Production Info

Is it necessary to have a gym?

A theater or gymnasium is necessary. UNBREAK ME features a multimedia presentation that needs to be accommodated in a large setting.

What technical equipment does the school need to provide?

If using a theater, then access to AV equipment including a projector. If in a gymnasium, then we provide equipment as necessary.

Why must all the lights be turned out?

In order to get the clearest picture for the video, we ask that all overhead lights be turned out. We will have stage lighting on during the on stage portions of the program. If this is a concern, please speak with UNBREAK ME staff during the booking process.

MVP Info

How can I get the MVP 12 week program in my school?

Contact us at moc.t1566086784cepse1566086784rneml1566086784aer@o1566086784fni1566086784 for info about bringing MVP to your school.

Did you write your own curriculum and is it available for purchase?

MVP was written by Tara Bollinger and several MVP facilitators. It is not available for sale at this time. However, there are opportunities to become affiliated with INSPIRE School Programs and start the program in new cities. Please email moc.t1566086784cepse1566086784rneml1566086784aer@o1566086784fni1566086784 for more info.

Is video taping allowed during the assembly?

No video taping is allowed unless pre-arranged by the office. All media must be pre-approved, even if it has been approved by the school.

Donation Info

How do I donate?

Please go to the Donate link at the top of this page. You can donate via PayPal.

How can I help?

Please visit Stand Up and find ways that you can make a difference.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. UNBREAK ME is an initiative of INPSIRE School Programs (formerly JCA), a registered 501(c)3.

Media Info

How can I schedule an interview?

Please contact 636.633.0818 to schedule an interview.

Speaker Info

Where is Tara from and why does she have an accent?

Tara was raised in the St. Louis area, however after her year as Miss Missouri USA, she moved to Australia and picked up the Australian/American/South African accent in order to work in TV in Australia.

Is Tara available for speaking at outside events?

Yes, but rarely – Tara does a limited number of outside events per year. If you are interested, please email moc.s1566086784margo1566086784rploo1566086784hcsER1566086784IPSNI1566086784@ofni1566086784. Please include event description, date, time, location and contact information.