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:
Launched in the summer of 2020, the project is progressing well and is expected to be completed by June 2021.
Thibault de Saint Victor
ACAY Board Member
L’Oreal General Manager E-Commerce
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