BMA is unique because its Theory of Change is oriented around a holistic transformation process, which focuses not only on meeting immediate physical needs, but other factors that prevent a person from living in fullness. BMA focuses on programming in three respective areas — professional and vocational training, material welfare and counseling. Woven throughout these areas is an ongoing focus on psycho-spiritual therapy, which is an approach that integrates body, mind, emotions, and the spirit and assists beneficiaries with developing a greater understanding of their self within the context of a greater whole. A common thread heard during exit interviews is that these young men gained a transformed understanding of their identity, worth, and purpose during their time with BMA. BMA’s individualized, yet integrated approach, enables a concentrated program customized around each individual’s needs, which effectively moves them from despair and self-hatred to hope and self-acceptance.