Boys & Girls Club of Moncton Photography Program Promotes Mental Resiliency in Youth

10/05/2016

Cameras for Healing – My Story allows youth to creatively express themselves through the lens of a camera in a supportive peer environment. The program, led by photographer Maurice Henri, comes at a time when the demand for mental health services at the Boys & Girls Club of Moncton has reached a new high.

Part of the club’s Context program, the initiative provides multi-faceted service deliveries that are meaningful to children and youth struggling with mental health challenges.

By providing youth with a creative outlet to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment, participants build personal resiliency, learning new skills to communicate, understand and to better cope with the challenges they may face.

My Story youth presented some of their photographs as part of a community art wall project at Medavie Blue Cross in Moncton. The art wall will serve as a way for Medavie employees to learn about Foundation projects in the community.

This is the third year the Boys & Girls Club of Moncton has received funding through the Foundation’s annual grants program, bringing our total funding commitment to $45,000.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Moncton
For over 50 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Moncton has carried on a tradition of helping young people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as adults, citizens and leaders. The safe, caring club environment and enriching programs have enabled hundreds of young people from the Greater Moncton area to play, learn and develop valuable skills for life.