August 19, 2005
Sis Pat foundation sets up web site

On August 12, The Patsy Douglas Youth Empowerment Foundation officially revealed their web site

The foundation is a non-profit, faith-based organization established to enhance the lives of underprivileged youths, including pregnant teenagers in Maryland, USA and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies.{{more}}

The foundation works in collaboration with faith-based non-profit organizations, as well as government and private sector entities. Their mission is achieved through the offering of spiritual guidance, educational scholarships and financial childcare assistance.

According to President and Founder, Ann-Marie Lee-Wilkins, “We hope to be a bridge of hope to underprivileged youths in the world by providing them with opportunities and spiritual values to live independent and productive lives.”

The foundation is named in honour of Sister Patricia Ann Douglas (“Patsy”, to her family), a religious Sister with the St. Joseph of Cluny Congregation. Sister Pat as she was affectionately known, was born in Dominica, and spent the last twenty-five years of her life serving the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Sister Pat died tragically in Barbados on May 20, 2005 in a motor vehicle accident.

“Our ultimate goal as the Patsy Douglas Youth Empowerment Foundation is carrying forward her legacy throughout the world. We must start somewhere; I chose to begin in my second home Maryland and my birth home St .Vincent and the Grenadines,” said Founder and President, Ann-Marie Lee-Wilkins.