On the right pathway: Youth centre celebrates 10 years in Richmond Hill

Released from prison last year, Segun Akinsanya, 22, had a dream and no one to turn to. “When I left prison, I looked for a job and no one would hire me,” the soft-spoken Richmond Hill resident said. “My dream was to create my own job, starting a grassroots program for youth.” He was referred to Pathways Home Base. Sitting on the front steps of the tidy and busy Pathways youth drop-in centre, tucked off Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, he reminisced and prepared to celebrate the drop-in centre’s 10th anniversary Tuesday. “This is my foundation of help,” Mr. Akinsanya said of the non-profit organization serving young families and youth at risk of homelessness in York Region.

Publication Date: 
Jul 02, 2010
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