Corporate Social Responsibility
Macay Holdings, Inc. through its subsidiary, ARC Refreshment Corporation (“ARC”), continues to plant the seeds of leadership among the Filipino youth with its annual corporate social responsibility program ARC Young Leaders Camp (“ARCYLC” or the “Camp”). The Camp which began in 2012 aims to uphold the values that forged the foundation of ARC namely: hard work, dedication and leadership.
Every year, more than 200 underprivileged Filipino students from public and private colleges/universities vie to participate in the Camp. These student hopefuls go through a rigorous screening process and those short-listed face a panel interview conducted by executives of ARC. Only 40 deserving students and scholars from private colleges are selected to participate in the life-changing opportunity to attend the threeday workshop. Through a series of seminars and dialogue with resource speakers the selected youth can discover, craft and hone their leadership potential. The ARCLYC activities are planned to enjoin students to create, inspire, and lead in their own communities and eventually, in society and the nation.
The Camp invites modern heroes and change-makers from various fields to serve as guest speakers and role models for the youth participants, such as 2009 CNN Hero of the Year and 2012 International Children’s Peace Prize awardee Efren Peñaflorida, MicroVentures, Inc. co-founder Senator Bam Aquino, environmentalist Anna Oposa, ABS-CBN news anchor and correspondent Karen Davila, and Rags2Riches founder Reese Fernandez, Club 8586 founder Bonn Manalaysay, International Children’s Peace Prize awardee Kesz Valdez and Sustainable Alternative Lighting Technology co-founder and chief executive officer Aisa Mijeno among many others.