Impressively organized and articulate, he lived with his aunt whose limited resources were widely stretched well beyond the numerous relatives who she did her best to support. He dreamed of becoming an Executive Chef, inspired by his deceased mother. Once enrolled, from time to time, he proudly brought delicious samples of his work, causing us […]


She approached us from the Island of Exuma, penniless, parentless, and as a last long shot to pursue her dream of practicing Cosmetology and Massage Therapy. Her background was fraught with difficulties and her history was not encouraging. But what she had was a will to survive and to make the most of herself. With […]


“My dreams are to finish music school and to be one of the best saxophonists in the world.” This is how he presented at his interview. He was a quiet unassuming young man who enjoyed playing basketball with his mother who did her best to fill in for his absent father. As his education progressed, […]


At the age of 3 he lost both parents, one to cancer and the other by abandonment. Thus it was that D’Angelo became the orphaned ward of his maternal grandmother. His grandmother’s passion was cooking and baking and young D’Angelo was joined to her hip. They moved together in the kitchen with him shadowing every […]


He bounded into our process with seemingly limitless energy and a gift for the gab. He was driven to succeed. He simply didn’t have the means or the support. He needed money and a place to live. He also needed someone – anyone-to prove that he mattered. He needed a mentor. Greg was a perfect […]


In 2011 Garnard wrote “At the age of fifteen my parents enrolled me in a Boot Camp Program on the Island of Andros. Before this happened my life was spinning out of control. I was involved in a life of crime which led to a number of unacceptable and self destructive activities for financial gain.” […]


An Island boy with a love for sciences, Cordero was a 17 year old Primary School Teacher’s Assistant on the Island of Andros. The son of an absent father and a hard working Janitress, he had no real financial support. He only knew that he wanted to pursue the study of marine Biology. With financial […]


Self-described as an Abaco Islander with a fascination with boats, Emmanuel dreamt of being a Marine Engineer. He had no financial support and earned $40 working one day each week to support himself through secondary school. He moved between foster homes since the age of 11. Emmanuel found his way to The Bahamas Maritime Authority […]


The first in her family with the opportunity to attend college Atarah successfully pursued the study of Sciences at the College of St. Benedict-St. John’s University in Minnesota. Her wish was to be a Medical Doctor, her passion and compassion having become evident during her stint as a summer student at Doctor’s Hospital in The […]

Virley McKinney

Virley McKinney has been engaged as a Civil Engineer (E.I.T) since 2012 when he obtained a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee Florida. Virley returned to The Bahamas and worked as a consultant with a local engineering firm in the department of Civil Design. His interest for road constructing developed […]