Collaboration is in our DNA


We are proud to deliver our programs in partnership with government, school districts, law enforcement, generous donors and other non-profit organizations. 

Odd Squad Productions

100 Hundred Men Who Give A Damn, Vancouver

Princess Margaret Secondary School

Proceeds of Crime

Quadra Chemicals

RC Morris & Company

Rob Cortese

Rotary Club - Ladner

Scott Shaw

SMACNA-BC

South Surrey Learning Centre

Spectrum Alternate Education Program

SpencerCreo Foundation

Street Front Alternate Education Program

Surrey City Hall Public Safety Strategy

Surrey Community Schools

Surrey Fire Fighters

Surrey Parks and Recreation

Surrey Safe Schools

Tamanawis Secondary School

The Molnar Group

Tom Porteous

Trigate Development Corporation

Tsawwassen First Nation

Vancouver Police Foundation

Vancouver School District

Vancouver Social Venture Partners

Vancouver Tennis Club

Wales McLelland Construction

Western Hockey League

WorkSafe BC Helping Hands

Andy Amoroso

Avison Young

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Boston Pizza

Brian Shipper

Britannia Community Centre

Britannia Community Secondary School

Britannia Elementary School

C.H.A.N.C.E. Shxwetetilthet Alternate School

Casa Di Coltellaro Development

Chilliwack Education Centre

Churchill Secondary School

CIBC & CIBC Wood Gundy

City Central Learning Centre

Cloverdale Learning Centre

Coast Capital

Delta Police Department

Delta School District

Diamond Foundation

Duric Development

Hay & Watson

Jake Jacobson

KMC Training

LA Matheson Secondary School

Law Enforcement Judo

Ministry of Children and Family Development – Youth Justice, Surrey Indigenous, Langley, Delta

Newton Recreation Centre

Norm Francis


Many of my students have been exposed to the pitfalls of addiction, prostitution and gang life. It has become all too common that students leave elementary school at the age of 12 only to be fully engaged in an addiction within a few years. It is a major issue that has yet to be dealt with in an effective manner. Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative is out to change that.
— Justin Borsato, Grade 7 Teacher, Britannia Elementary School, Vancouver

For the past seven years, I have witnessed Joe Calendino mesmerize students with the story of his former life. Young males nod their heads while Joe talks about early experiences to which they can closely relate. Females are just as affected by Joe’s story and it is this genuine relating of the truth behind the glory, that has youth buying into wanting to be part of writing a new outcome for themselves through participation in Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative.
— Adair Bastin, Youth Care Worker at City Central Learning Centre

Joe Calendino and the Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative have made a difference in the lives of many students. I have watched many troubled youth from our school and community become young, confident men and women, who are now mentoring their peers, taking on leadership roles, and thriving toward their preferred futures. They are part of the YBYG team, giving back to the community, and continuing to grow and learn as young adults.
— Janice Smith, Principal South Surrey Learning Centre