“Paulos Gebreyesus was instrumental in bringing Pathways to Education to the Lawrence Heights community, which was then reeling from gun violence.

Gebreyesus, who now serves as Regent Park Health Centres Executive Director, says engaging young people through the full length of their high school experience is vital to addressing gun violence.

Says Gebreyesus: There was a sense that the young people felt hopeless, which meant they were willing to take enormous risks for very short term gain.”

—An excerpt from Now Magazine’s article on gun violence in Toronto, Ontario, which features Pathways Lawrence Heights

Read the full article here.