Push for Change’s co-creator highlights his road to success through Loyalist College

Loyalist College

from Metro News:

When he was 19 years old, Joe Roberts was homeless, addicted to heroin and pushing a shopping cart around Vancouver’s East Side.

When he returns this fall at age 50, it’ll be by choice with a custom-built shopping cart he pushed all the way across Canada.

Roberts co-created the Push for Change campaign to raise awareness and money to end youth homelessness. Backed by a support team in a van, he has been walking west-bound from St. John’s, N.L. since last May and hopes to reach Vancouver by September.

On day 345—after just as many bowls of oatmeal and at least 1,380 espresso shots—Roberts arrived across the Manitoba border. He expects to walk into Winnipeg by April 20.

Roberts spoke to Metro by phone about his journey so far.

Read the full interview here.