We see young people realizing that universally respected values are the path to happiness for themselves, their families, and their communities: they make sense and they work.
ALAFA guides young people to understand, appreciate, and try to adopt the universal values,
skills, and habits that lead to a healthy, happy, and stable family and
community. We do this by developing, testing, and distributing printed
and electronic materials for them, their teachers, and their parents,
who are their children’s most important educators. Since the values are universal, our mission is world-wide.
ALAFA work centers on a character development program known as Alive to the World / AW. The institutional author of the original Spanish version (entitled Aprendiendo a Querer)
is ALAFA / Latin American Alliance for the Family. In 2007, ALAFA became
the copyright holder and now markets versions in English, French, and
Portuguese—as well as the original Spanish—all over the world. For more
information on AW, please see Background and Our Program.
sponsors various projects that involve AW. We are particularly
interested in evaluations of the program’s impact on the knowledge,
attitudes, and behaviors of young people. For more information, please
see Our Projects.