Patrick Kids Foundation (“PKF”) was founded in memory of Patrick (Pat) Jacques. Pat lived a life that was anchored in empowering family members, friends and acquaintances to achieve their full potential. He focused his energy helping others climb the socioeconomic ladder by helping people obtain employment, get the best education possible, and connect with the drivers of economic and social empowerment.
What Drives Us
We recognize that one's ability to walk the walk of dedication and genuine liveliness can be clouded by poverty and the many trials of life. Until others with Pat’s generosity come along to help move those clouds, our future generation cannot reach their full potential. It is in this spirit that Patrick's Kids Foundation was founded. We provide a bridge through education for kids and young adults to achieve their goals and aspirations. We partner with students and their parents to provide the resources and support necessary for our scholars to reach their full potential and become change agents in their community.
What We Believe
Education is an important catalyst to promote positive social and economic change in developing countries. Education serves as a dynamic tool to empower communities to shape their future.
We believe building solid partnerships with: our scholars and their parents, community leaders, and key stakeholders is essential to improving the Haitian educational landscape. Our team members have met with the teachers and principals of our scholars; had in depth discussions with education professionals in Haiti; and visited our scholars in their classrooms and in their homes, to better ascertain the educational needs of our scholars and to determine the most effective manner in which PKF can help young children and adults in Haiti reach their full potential.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace”.