The Pinehouse Photography Club (PPC): Empowering Youth Through Creativity
Discover the inspiring journey of the Pinehouse Photography Club (PPC), where therapeutic photography empowers the youth of Pinehouse and beyond.
Welcome to the remarkable story of the Pinehouse Photography Club (PPC), a beacon of hope and creative expression founded by Primary Care Nurse Dre Erwin RN(AAP) and teenager Jonah Natomagan. This unique initiative emerged from a shared vision to address the urgent mental health concerns affecting the adolescents in our local community.
In 2018, the PPC garnered national recognition when it was featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's program, 'New Lens on Life.' This spotlight not only illuminated the extraordinary work of the club but also underscored the critical need for creative pathways to address mental wellness issues among young people.
Since then, the PPC has blossomed into a vital resource for Pinehouse's emerging photographers. It provides a space where young individuals discover solace, inspiration, and a supportive community. Through the camera lens, club members have unearthed the therapeutic benefits of photography, using it as a tool to manage stress, express emotions, and find beauty in everyday life.
Pinehouse Photography Club Online Photo Gallery
As the Pinehouse Photography Club continues to thrive, it generously donates equipment to Pinehouse primary school, igniting the spark of creativity in even more young minds. The club's mission is simple yet profound: to inspire creativity and promote mental wellness among the youth in our community. By offering therapeutic photography as a tool for self-discovery and healing, the PPC is helping young individuals build resilience and unlock their potential.
We invite you to join us in empowering the next generation through the transformative power of therapeutic photography. Together, we nurture creativity, build resilience, and foster mental wellness among our youth—a promise that extends far beyond the borders of Pinehouse, with similar clubs and initiatives emerging all across the world.
Learn more about the PPC here.
Online Pinehouse Photography Club gallery here.