On Thursday, January 19, Espanola students from École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest, École Saint-Joseph and Sacred Heart School will offer a warm welcome Joe Roberts, a former homeless youth and current entrepreneur, who will be pushing a shopping cart (a symbol of chronic homelessness) through the streets of Espanola. This stop is just one of many in the Joe Roberts 9,000 kilometre, 517-day “Push for Change” trek across Canada initiative for raising awareness and funds to help end youth homelessness.
Schedule in Espanola
11:45 a.m. ESC Franco-Ouest students and community welcome Joe Roberts on his arrival in Espanola.
11:55 a.m to 12:30 p.m. A 2-kilometre walk starting at the corner of Tudhope St. and Mead Blvd. towards the Espanola Recreation Centre.
12:30 p.m. Hot chocolate and doughnuts – offered Tim Horton in Espanola and McKerrow.
12:50 to 1:45 p.m. Espanola Recreation Centre
Joe Roberts speaks to students from École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest and grade 7 and 8 students from École Saint-Joseph and Sacred Heart School. Also taking part will be local residents. In his presentation to students, Joe Roberts will speak on the prevention of youth homelessness.
The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is recognized for its excellence. With some 7,000 students in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools, the CSCNO offers a positive learning environment from early childhood to adult education.