The Story of Yo Bro


Drugs, gangs, and violence represent the dark side of society and have taken many young lives on a destructive path.  Back in the early 80’s one of those lives was Joe Calendino.  Drug use started at age 14, involvement in gangs a year later, and by the time he left high school, Joe had a record of over 300 fights, according to his famed drama teacher. 


Joe’s adult life became marked with time as a full patch Hell’s Angel and a full blown drug addict, an addiction that almost led to his death in 2006.  Fortunately, from that day forward, events would transpire to transform Joe’s life for the better. Read more →




A Letter from Willy DuGray

I've always been a ghetto kid, and if you don't know what I mean, let's just say welfare kid, it'll be easier for some to understand. I was blessed with an amazing mother, which is probably the main reason I turned out different than most. I have an older brother and sister, but as you'll find out, it wasn't any help. Read more →


Britannia Community Elementary School

"My grade seven class and I have had the pleasure of working with Joe Calendino of the “Yo Bro” youth program for the past five months. Joe has run an intensive program which involves both physical education components as well as an alcohol and drug awareness component. The program was run consistently and efficiently and included two sessions per week. Joe’s programs are in accordance with the B.C. curriculum guidelines, and have been an important part of the first term reporting process. "  Read more →