To bring more activities and opportunities to socio-economically disadvantaged areas of the Bahamas through hands-on 4H based programming and enhanced collaboration with local, national, and global nonprofits, corporations, foundations, and individuals.
The idea to create Lend A Hand Bahamas (LAHB) came from a partnership that was formed in the Fall of 2013 between three individuals. All three individuals realized that they wanted to benefit the children in the Bahamas, and shared the vision of a community center in the Grant's Town area of Nassau, Bahamas. Thus, Edmund Dorsett, Valentino Brown, and Lucas Metropulos set off on a mission to fundraise and plan for this future community centre. Together they decided that they wanted an independent Bahamian nonprofit organization to manage and operate this future community center. The organization was officially incorporated in October 2014, and youth programming began in the community and elsewhere in the Bahamas while the Center was being completed.
In 2017, LAHB strategically merged with a local group called Lignum Vitae 4-H, which was founded by Shelagh Pritchard and thirteen founding members in 2008. This organization has conducted multiple programs throughout Nassau, and is endorsed through the University of Florida IFAS extension services. The Neville and Nora Dorsett Community Center was officially opened in October 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas.