Unlike many Associations, ACAY has always favored quality over quantity: it is not so much a question of superficially reaching thousands of young people as of ensuring an inner transformation leading to successful reintegration. The figures speak for themselves: after 20 years of the Second Chance program, the non-recidivism rate for all youth is 90%!

This focus on quality has enabled ACAY to create not only undeniable know-how but also a treasure of expertise. But this has come at the price of quantity: a hundred young people a year see their lives transformed. That’s a lot, but it’s also a little.

Faced with the urgency of the multiplying situations of distress that we see before our eyes, how can we reach more young people’s lives? How can this expertise be used in the context of full reintegration?

After several years of reflecting on the future of ACAY, the Board of Trustees in the Philippines has approved a new strategic approach:

  • ACAY must maintain its qualitative approach and continue to be at the forefront of innovation in its field. Losing focus would be synonymous with regression in the medium term.
  • To reach a wider audience, ACAY - with the unfailing support of the International Association AMADE - is launching a new project aimed at preparing the Seeding Stage, i.e. to connect with similar organizations all over the world and to share this ACAY know-how (Indicators of Growth, Indicators of Success, Processes, Objectives to reach, etc...): The Metamorphosis Project.
  • The Metamorphosis Project is a project to document and transform the existing concept and educational strategies of the School of Life Program into training and best practice packages ready to help a multitude!

Launched in the summer of 2020, the project is progressing well and is expected to be completed by June 2021.

Written by:

Thibault de Saint Victor    

ACAY Board Member   

 L’Oreal General Manager E-Commerce

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