Keep it Real School Presentations
Keep it Real is Yo Bro | Yo Girl’s program with the widest annual reach. These educational presentations are given by ex-gang members, recovering addicts, law enforcement officers, current program participants, and Yo Bro | Yo Girl alumni, to bring awareness of drug and gang issues facing youth today.
During the 2018/19 school year, Keep it Real reached 1,545 children, youth, parents, educators and community members.
“The biggest impact Yo Bro | Yo Girl has had on my students are the real-life lessons people like Joe share surrounding drugs, alcohol and gang violence. Through these presentations, students have been armed with strategies to overcome these future hurdles resulting in a sense of confidence and lowered anxiety surrounding peer pressure as they transition into Grade 8.— Justin Borsato, Grade 7 Teacher at Britannia Elementary School in Vancouver