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Bradford youth among winners of Glen Newby Scholarship

Bradford's Ellie Chan among three winners of scholarship meant to allow youth 'to pursue their dreams of getting a post-secondary education'
Holly Kehoe_ Glen Newby Scholarship Recipient
Glen Newby Scholarship Recipient Holly Kehoe (bottom left). Photo provided by New Path Youth & Family Services

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NEW PATH YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
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SIMCOE COUNTY – New Path Foundation and New Path Youth & Family Services are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 recipients of the Glen Newby Scholarship.

This scholarship fund supports the legacy and commitment of Glen Newby and his work in child and youth mental health in assisting youth in their pursuit of post-secondary education and/or apprenticeship programs.

The successful applicants are Elli Chan of Bradford, Holly Kehoe of Orillia and Josiah Robb who have all exhibited exceptional academic success and promise as well as a strong commitment to community.

Chan is entering her first year of studies in computer science at the University of Toronto in September, and Kehoe is entering her fourth year of studies in social work at Lakehead University. She will receive an Honours Bachelor of Social Work in 2021. Robb will be studying dental hygiene to become a registered dental hygienist and hopes to practice in Ontario.

“I am so proud of the dedication of Elli, Holly and Josiah in their pursuit of academic excellence and to activities that promote the greater good of the community,” says James Thomson, President and CEO of New Path Foundation. “This scholarship reflects New Path’s commitment to providing opportunities for youth to pursue their dreams of getting a post-secondary education.”

The 2020-2021 scholarship applications will open early in the New Year and are available to any young person up to the age of 24 years residing in Simcoe County, entering into 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.

“We are so happy to celebrate the success of these three fabulous community builders in Simcoe County. Elli, Holly and Josiah are wonderful examples of resilience and growth in reaching personal and academic success,” says, Elizabeth McKeeman, CEO of New Path Youth & Family Services. “We are thrilled to be part of their journey. Congratulations to you all!”

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. 

To learn more about New Path Foundation, to donate, or get involved please visit www.newpathfoundation.org, follow us on social media Twitter: @Help4The1in5 and Facebook: New Path Foundation or sign up for the TrailSigns Newsletter.

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 in Simcoe County working to plan for and integrate child and youth mental health services across Simcoe County.

New Path offers a range of fully-funded child and youth mental health services across Simcoe County online and by phone. Call 705-725-7656 and a counsellor will call you back right away to book your appointment. 

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 quarterly TrailSigns Newsletter

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