Taking part in a virtual congratulatory celebration, pictured on the top left to right are Bennett Woods, Glen Newby Scholarship recipient; Dominika Zapolnik, New Path Communications Manager; Elizabeth McKeeman, CEO New Path Youth & Family Services. Pictured on the bottom left to right are James Thomson, President and CEO of New Path Foundation; Hailey Horner, Glen Newby Scholarship recipient; Ashley Cresnjovec Glen Newby Scholarship recipient.
Simcoe County – Three Simcoe County youth have been awarded Glen Newby Scholarships.Hailey Horner from Orillia was the stream one, $2,500 scholarship recipient. Ashley Cresnjovec from Barrie and Bennett Woods from Tiny were the stream two, $1,250 scholarship recipients.
The Glen Newby Scholarship Fund is a collaboration between New Path Foundation and New Path Youth & Family Services and was created to help Simcoe County Youth with the cost of post-secondary education. It also supports the legacy and commitment of Glen Newby’s almost five decades of work in the child and youth mental health sector.
“This scholarship, now in its third year, continues to honour the legacy of the former CEO of New Path, Glen Newby, who was an incredible advocate for young people,” says James Thomson, President and CEO of New Path Foundation. “Our commitment is to continue building on Glen’s work by providing additional opportunities for youth to succeed in either their post-secondary or apprenticeship studies.”
The next round of scholarship applications open in January 2023 and are available to any young person up to the age of 24 years residing in Simcoe County, entering, or continuing in post-secondary studies and/or apprenticeship programs. There are three scholarships available, one award of $2,500 and two awards of $1,250 each. More information and the application form are available at: www.newpathfoundation.org/scholarship
“This has been an incredibly challenging time for youth, and we are so thrilled to be able to provide financial support to these deserving young people to help them reach their goal of attending post-secondary studies,” says, Elizabeth McKeeman, CEO of New Path Youth & Family Services.
About New Path Foundation
New Path Foundation is a public foundation with a volunteer board of directors which serves as a link between donors, charitable interests, and the vital needs of community members. New Path Foundation develops and manages philanthropic investment and mobilizes community support directed to New Path Youth and Family Services, meeting the needs of children, youth and families.
About New Path Youth & Family Services of Simcoe County
New Path Youth & Family Services of Simcoe County is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization. We are an accredited children’s mental health agency providing a range of innovative and timely services for children, youth, and their families. We are the Lead Agency for children’s mental health in Simcoe with the goal of enhancing the experience and outcomes of children, youth and their families seeking assistance with mental health and wellness. New Path is currently offering in-person, call-in and virtual mental health services for children, youth, and their families in Simcoe County. A range of free mental health services are offered by professional counsellors by booking an appointment through the Quick Access Child and Youth Mental Health Clinic www.newpath.ca/quick-access-child-and-youth-mental-health-clinic/. If you don’t have online access, you can call New Path at 705-725-7656. We will get you the mental health supports you need. To learn more about New Path Youth and Family Services, to donate, or get involved please visit www.newpath.ca, follow us on social media Facebook: New Path Youth & Family Services Twitter: @NewPathYFS or sign up for our TrailSigns Newsletter
Dominika Zapolnik, Communication Manager
New Path Youth and Family Services
New Path Foundation
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