Below are past articles previously published in Drugs & Addiction Magazine. These are filled with current and relevant information and statistics and can be used as great conversation starters with youth.
The Push For Change®November 15, 2018
A Promise Made: We believe ending youth homelessness is possible. One promise at at time.
438 Promises. 21,411 Volunteer Hours. 2,386,364 Dollars Promised.
It started with a promise:
On a cold, rainy day before Christmas in 1989 Joe Roberts was a homeless youth on the streets of East Vancouver. In a moment of desperation, he asked for help and made a solemn promise that if he got a second chance in life he would one day pay it forward.
25 years later, having found success in life and business, Joe made good on his promise and walked 9046km across Canada in a campaign that raised awareness and funds for youth homeless prevention. This inspired millions to ask: “What can I do to help?” The answer is simple; “Everyone can make one small promise that will inspire others to build safer communities”.
Not everyone can walk across Canada, but everyone can make one small promise and Push for Change.
Please visit www.thepushforchange.com to see the story, learn about #ipromiseto and to donate.