Community Partners

Our Community Partners 


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

Surrey Partners 

City Central Learning Centre

Cloverdale Learning Centre

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

Foundations Alternate Education Program

KMC Training

LA Matheson Secondary School

Law Enforcement Judo

Newton Recreation Centre

Princess Margaret Secondary School

South Surrey Learning Centre

Surrey City Hall Public Safety Strategy

Surrey Fire Fighters

Surrey Parks and Recreation

Surrey Safe Schools

Tamanawis Secondary School

Tsawwassen Partners 

Tsawwassen First Nation

Delta Police Department

Delta School District – Alternate Program

Law Enforcement Judo

Chilliwack Partners 

Chilliwack Education Centre

Chilliwack Middle School

Chilliwack Restorative Justice


Vancouver Partners 

Britannia Community Centre

Britannia Community Secondary School

Britannia Elementary School

Churchill Secondary School

Odd Squad Productions

Proceeds of Crime

Spectrum Alternate Education Program

Street Front Alternate Education Program

Vancouver Police Department

Vancouver Social Venture Partners

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