JOE CALENDINO ON CBC LIFE’S SHOW, THE GOODS

JOE CALENDINO ON CBC LIFE’S SHOW, THE GOODS “There is no glitz, glamour or glory in prison or in addiction.” – Joe Calendino on working with at-risk youth.   Watch the full interview with CBC’s The Goods here. PreviousJOE CALENDINO SPEAKS TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS IN KELOWNA ABOUT THE DANGERS OF GANG LIFE

JOE CALENDINO SPEAKS TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS IN KELOWNA ABOUT THE DANGERS OF GANG LIFE

JOE CALENDINO SPEAKS TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS IN KELOWNA ABOUT THE DANGERS OF GANG LIFE Kelowna parents were given advice at a public forum held last Wednesday on how to steer their kids away from potential criminal gang-related activities. The guest speakers at the meeting, held at the Hollywood Education Centre, were Safer Schools Together […]

FORMER HELLS ANGEL HOPES TO STEER YOUTH AWAY FROM LIVES OF CRIME

FORMER HELLS ANGEL HOPES TO STEER YOUTH AWAY FROM LIVES OF CRIME Joe Calendino, Co-Founder of the Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative, wants to prepare kids to say no to gangs and drugs. Read the full story in The Runner here. NextJOE CALENDINO SPEAKS TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS IN KELOWNA ABOUT THE DANGERS […]

‘EVERY KID IS AT RISK’: LOCAL GROUP TRIES TO DETER KIDS FROM GANGS

‘EVERY KID IS AT RISK’: LOCAL GROUP TRIES TO DETER KIDS FROM GANGS Joe Calendino and Ary Azez discuss how YBYG helps kids stay clear of gang life by running after school recreational activities like martial arts as well as providing peer support and connections to jobs.   Read the full CTV News article and […]

An Ex-Hells Angel Tells Us What it Takes to Beat Addiction

An Ex-Hells Angel Tells Us What it Takes to Beat Addiction When I sat down with former full patch Hells Angel Joe Calendino earlier this month, it was on the heels of a deadly week of gang shootings across Metro Vancouver.  It started with one dead in Surrey on August 30, followed by another shooting […]

Keeping at-risk teens away from gang life

Keeping at-risk teens away from gang life Global News Hour @ 6  Joe, Brenda, Ary and Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative participants featured here on Global News for back to school week. This fall, we are expanding our reach to connect with younger kids in response to feedback that the world of drugs, […]

Her Excellency Sharon Johnson to Visit Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative

Her Excellency Sharon Johnson to Visit Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative Vancouver, British ColumbiaThursday, June 1, 12 p.m. Visit of the Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Program by Her Excellency Sharon Johnston Mrs. Johnston will visit Spectrum School to learn more about the Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative and to hear from […]

Public Safety Strategy “Taking Action Together”

Public Safety Strategy “Taking Action Together” Joe Calendino shares the values and purpose of Yo Bro | Yo Girl and how he hopes to continue working with the Surrey School District to provide youth with a place to belonghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPNZmmlEAnA&feature=emb_imp_woyt NextHer Excellency Sharon Johnson to Visit Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative

Former Hells Angels member talks choices

Former Hells Angels member talks choices Vancouver, British Columbia Thursday, June 1, 12 p.m. ” The new reality of the lethal drug that is on the streets has changed since Joe Calendino, a former full patch member of the Hells Angels, was involved in the gang world, but he stresses the importance of choices. ” […]