MISSION:

To mobilize communities, Government and the Private Sector for increased opportunities for at risk teenagers and teenage mothers, and to empower teenagers to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex and parenting.

GOALS:

  1. To assist the student/teen mother who has demonstrated a keen interest in school and who can benefit from returning to the normal school environment.
  2. To prepare the student mother academically and socially for re-entry into secondary school, a technical and vocational center or the job market.
  3. To increase the student mother’s knowledge about herself and her baby.
  4. To help to build coping mechanisms within the student mother to enhance the development of a positive self-image.
  5. To assist with ameliorating whatever internal and external demands the student mother may encounter.
  6. To inform and educate the public with respect to PACE and teen motherhood.
  7. To cooperate with other organizations, whether incorporated or not, which have objects similar in whole or in part to the objects of the Foundation.
  8. To provide adequate facilities for the housing of an education center, sick bay, emergency shelter, day care facilities and other spaces as required to run the programme.
  9. To pay for, guarantee, provide, prepare and supply medical, surgical and psychiatric consultation and aid and diagnostic services and treatment or any other assistance within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas or abroad to any student/teen mother or to any dwelling or staying in the house of such person.
  10. To print and publish any newspapers, periodicals, books or leaflets that the Foundation may think desirable for the promotion of its objects.
  11. To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply and expend from time to time all or part therof and/or the income therefrom, for the attainment of and the carrying out or any of the aforesaid purposes.
  12. For the above objects and as incidental and ancillary thereto, to exercise any of the powers as prescribed by the Companies Act, or by any other statutes of laws from time to time applicable, except where such power is contrary to the statutes or common law relating to charities and in particular, without limiting the generality of the foregoing.

VISION:

PACE values youth as assets in our country, and believes in their capacity to make positive choices when they are informed, educated and empowered by supportive families, communities and governments. PACE therefore envisions healthy and productive Bahaminan youth, with the skills as adults to support, build and maintain strong families, strong communities and a strong Bahama Land.