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Local photographer does her part to help New Path

'Children and youth are the forgotten voices of this pandemic, which has had a devastating impact on the mental health of many children and youth,' says Jennifer Klementti
Jennifer Klementti, Holding A Picture from Her Collection, Media Release
Supplied photo of Jennifer Klementti.

NEWS RELEASE
NEW PATH YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
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Local photographer Jennifer Klementti is donating $15 from the sale of her print collection to New Path Youth & Family Services (New Path) in support child and youth mental health.

This print collection is a series of fine art photographs of Klementti’s hometown, Barrie, Ont. It explores finding beauty where you least expect it, like in a parking garage, transit tunnel, or the lake.

“I really wanted to be able to give back to our community with this print collection. Children and youth are the forgotten voices of this pandemic, which has had a devastating impact on the mental health of many children and youth. They deserve all the support we can give them,” says Jennifer Klementti, owner of Jennifer Klementti Print Shop.

“This particular collection lent itself very well to the idea of overcoming adversity and healing. Water is very calming, and the urban images also have a quiet stillness in them.”

The fine art prints are $100 each and are printed on archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art Rag paper, which is the highest quality, and most archival art paper. Hahnemuhle is known for its focus on quality instead of quantity using the best raw materials and craftsmanship, while maintaining great environmental standards and minimal use of chemicals and brighteners.

"Children, youth and their families are struggling right now. This amazing offer from Jennifer through her incredible photography work will directly and positively impact families seeking support with mental health challenges,” says Elizabeth McKeeman, CEO of New Path Youth & Family Services. "We are so thankful for her support and are really hoping that anyone who is able to support us through the purchase of a print does so." 

The collection runs until June 15 and is available to view and order online: Jennifer Klementti Print Shop

As many as 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario will experience some form of mental health problem. By raising awareness through CMHW, we can decrease the stigma and increase awareness of the importance of getting early mental health supports.

About New Path Youth & Family Services

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 call-in, in-person 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. Families can access a range of free counselling and therapy services by calling or emailing New Path at 705-725-7656, info@newpath.ca.

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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