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Our LTW 2022 Gala was truly a success in all aspects. We extend our most sincere gratitude to those who were able to show their support. 100% of the donations and pledges from this event are going towards sustaining our program for the rest of the year.

We hope that you find comfort in knowing the youth of Portland, Jamaica are truly grateful and excited that you made the choice to invest in their lives.

Dinner & Silent Auction

Portland Arts Vocational and Education Centre's mission is to equip and transform at-risk youth in Jamaica into self-sufficient adults through self-worth, life skills, and vocational training. The PAVE Centre creates customized training classes that provides students with training, mentoring and hands-on experience needed to succeed in their vocation of choice. PAVE is located in Port Antonio, Jamaica on the northeast coast and is the capital of Portland Parish.
In order to meet our mission and provide services in the Portland community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. With the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we are able to serve those in this community each year.
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Orlando Spaulding

"Biblically based self-worth and life skills for me are two of the most captivating topics that was taught in class. Not only have I learnt the necessary skills to survive in the workplace, I have learnt skills that will allow me to win at life."


Jessica Wallen

“PAVE taught me to be a good individual, to learn and cherish all the opportunities in life. At PAVE, you learn all aspects of the hotel industry, such as customer service, food and beverage service, housekeeping, problem solving and administrative skills."


Tasha Dixon

"I now shine with accomplishment. I came into this program young, tender, and fragile and now I am leaving like an eagle- ready to soar with a positive mind and burning desire to be great"

Take a look at our past events!

We would like to recognize and thank the following Sponsors for making PAVE Centre and Light the Way event a success.

2022 Sponsors


2020 Sponsors

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2019 Sponsors