Team Yo Bro Yo Girl

Team Yo Bro | Yo Girl 

Team Yo Bro | Yo Girl is an after-school, activity program offered once a week throughout the school year at schools and community centres across the Lower Mainland.

Led by our trained program facilitators, exercises are carefully selected to develop physical and mental strength, flexibility, agility, and relaxation. Students also learn a specific set of martial art skills – typically a combination of judo, jiu jitsu, qi gong, and tae kwon do.

Through their participation, youth develop physical fitness and personal safety skills. Students also have the opportunity to engage in team‐building exercises to build peer connections, acceptance, and confidence.

Recently, we have developed Team Yo Girl - a unique offshoot of Team Yo Bro | Yo Girl that enables young women to participate who, for religious or cultural reasons, can’t attend mixed-gender programs.

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

You can keep our communities’ most vulnerable youth off the streets, out of gangs and connected to their friends, families and schools.

Join us and turn risk into resilience today.