MC Returns to St John’s High School

North End MC

Last week I was invited back to St John’s High School for an anti-bullying event called DO THE RIGHT THING featuring Sierra Noble, Gord Mackintosh and of course many SJHS Students, including their dance troupe. The event was organized by the awesome folks at the St John’s Residents’ Association, who meet monthly and support folks living in and around the St John’s neighbourhood! It was a fun night that featured Pizza, speakers and of course the Tiger Mascot.

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I shared the story of how AYO! used to call itself an ANTI-GANG when we first began our opportunity creating missions in 2010. A short 2 years later, we realized that we were not the opposite of a gang, as the “anti” would imply. We took a step back and discovered we may have been alienating the members of gangs who may have made the choice to volunteer instead of do crime…

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