Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Joe Roberts is the perfect "been there done that" candidate to speak to kids about the dangers of drug abuse.
A former high school drop out and drug addict, Roberts once called the street his home while surviving through public soup kitchens and hand outs.
He eventually kicked his nasty habit and continued to make better life choices as he rose to prominence in the business world with one of Vancouver's leading multimedia companies.
Now billed as the "Skid Row CEO," the award winning inspirational speaker will headline Mayor Rick Chrest's "N.E.O. - Not Even Once" program at Brandon high schools today.
A public presentation is scheduled for Friday 6 p.m. in the Cultural Resource Centre of the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex.
You can register for this free event by calling 204.729.2257 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.