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Our vision is a world where every individual has access to education, healthcare, and a safe and healthy environment to thrive. Through mentorship programs, scholarships, and community engagement, we work towards a more equitable, sustainable, and just world.

Our mission is to educate and empower young people to achieve their full potential, advocate for access to healthcare, promote gender equality, and address environmental challenges.

The Ashley Lashley Foundation is a non-profit organization that empowers youth, promotes health, advances gender equality, and addresses environmental challenges.



At The Ashley Lashley Foundation, we believe that empowering youth is essential to building a better future. We provide mentorship programs, career development opportunities, and scholarships for young people to reach their full potential. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality education regardless of race, gender, or income level. Our vision is to create a world where all young people have access to the resources they need to achieve their dreams.We proudly support initiatives that promote gender equality in all spheres of life, and advocate for the recognition and rights of women and other marginalized groups. Our mission is to create a world where gender does not limit opportunity or potential, and where everyone is valued for who they are.


We believe that access to healthcare is a basic human right. The Ashley Lashley Foundation advocates for improved access to healthcare for marginalized communities. We support initiatives that promote health and wellness, and work to reduce health disparities. Our goal is to promote health equity for all individuals, regardless of their background or circumstance.


We understand the importance of a sustainable future, and are committed to addressing environmental challenges. Through our environmental initiatives, we aim to educate and empower young people to take action to protect their communities and our planet. Our vision is a world where everyone is dedicated to improving the health of our planet, where small changes can have a big impact, and where collective power drives change towards a more sustainable future.

Portrait of Ashley Lashley, the founder the the Ashley Lashley Foundation


Meet Ashley Lashley - Championing Sustainability, Youth and Gender Equality

Ashley Lashley, Founder of The Ashley Lashley Foundation, is a Barbadian youth advocate and former beauty queen, whose advocacy for sustainability, climate and health literacy began when she was just 16 years old.

As a leader in youth advocacy, Ms. Lashley has passionately used her platform to drive awareness of critical health, environmental and gender-related issues across the Caribbean and beyond. Her impact has been recognized by reputable publications such as BBC News and Forbes, and she has been highlighted by the Clara Lionel Foundation as one of its Leaders of the Month.

Ms. Lashley's advocacy has seen her engage with key decision-makers and influencers, including the United Nations General Assembly, Unicef Advocates Mobilization Lab and international model agencies. With a powerful voice and a deep understanding of the issues, Ashley Lashley is driving change towards a more sustainable, equitable, and just world.

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ALF in the News

The Health Effects of Climate Change in Small Island Nations

Climate change severely impacts small island health and survival. International cooperation, adaptation, and awareness can help combat these effects.

Ashley-Lashley: The health of our people and our environment are all interconnected

Young activist Ashley Lashley advocates for climate justice and sustainable lifestyles in the Caribbean.

We are HEY!

On World Environment Day, The Ashley Lashley Foundation and UNICEF released 'We are HEY!', a hopeful video message from diverse youth advocating for a healthier, more sustainable future.

The Ashley Lashley Foundation Launches the 2nd HEY Global Climate Fund

The Ashley Lashley Foundation re-launches the HEY Global Climate Fund, empowering young climate activists with grants for their innovative projects.

Ashley Lashley Foundation to Endorse Aspiring Young Artists at Special Caricom Day Ceremony

"The Ashley Lashley Foundation endorses young Barbadian talents, promoting youth development through music."



Nurturing youth, fostering health, empowering gender equality and sustaining our environment.

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