From Stereotypes to Archetypes

About Us

Architects Of Life (AOL)

AOL is a Social Enterprise specializing in services, programming & training for the emerging generations. We exist to be ‘life-architects’ in building a world-ready generation. AOL is an official member of raiSE Singapore (Center for Social Enterprise).

With a strong belief in human potential, AOL employs transformative concepts and strategies to design outreach, developmental and intervention programs to work with young people, ex-offenders and families. Our vision is ‘From Stereotypes to Archetypes’.

As a sector leader, AOL’s objective is to build people holistically, sustainably, and responsibly. Our programs are guided by current evidence-based literature and studies. We integrate behavioural & developmental theories, neuro-cognitive psychology, as well as systemic and socio-cultural research in all our programming.

Mission & Vision

Our vision is for every Youth-at-risk & Ex-offenders to defy stereotypes to become archetypes that positively impacts the world.

ARCHETYPE (noun): a Pattern of behavior; a Model that others copy or base on; Exemplary example

“FROM STEREOTYPES TO ARCHETYPES”

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OUR PEOPLE

BUSINESS MENTOR

Mr Howard Shaw

Howard Shaw is Business Mentor for AOL. In his role, he is pleased to use his privileged position and past experiences to guide the Board with strategic business initiatives. He strongly believes in empowering people with past offences with the right opportunities to realize their full potential towards living and doing right.

BOARD ADVISORS

Mr Glenn Lim

Founder-Chairman (Architects Of Life)

GLENN is a behavioural psychologist, organizational consultant, adjunct lecturer, and professional speaker / trainer. Having worked with youth for more than 20 years, he has been consulted upon by VWOs, FSCs, faith- based organizations and the government. A multiple-award winner, Glenn has won the Singapore Youth Award 2005, the Outstanding Young Singaporean Award 2006, the ASEAN Youth Award 2006, the distinguished Outstanding Young Person of the World Award 2007, amongst other accolades. In recent years, Glenn has been focusing on raising up emerging community leaders, as well as training trainers and leaders to contribute to society. Glenn’s passion is to see broken families and shattered lives restored.

Ms Cheryl Chong

CHERYL is co-founder of The Social Co., the team that initiated the 50 for 50 project in September 2014 to raise awareness and funds for lesser-known causes, raising a total of S$4.5 million for 58 local charities. Cheryl is also Advisor of the Young Women Leadership Connection (YWLC), a local platform connecting young women with opportunities in mentorship, leadership development, networking and community engagement. Cheryl believes everyone can contribute in his or her own ways. She enjoys leading community-driven initiatives that activate people to give back to society in creative, meaningful and sustainable ways.

Dr. Julian Hong

JULIAN is a medical doctor in a leading medical group. He believes in “healing” outside the walls of the hospital and has pursued this through active serving of the community. Over the last 10 years, he has worked with stakeholders from the social and private sector, raising funds for local charities, putting together meaningful events and projects. Notable ones include a youth conference for 1,200 at-risk youth – “Back to your Future” and also a financial literacy carnival for over 5000 residents. Julian continues to participate in humanitarian trips to neighbouring countries annually.

Mr Alex Judah Lim

ALEX is a Business Advisor & Senior Wealth Consultant with a top financial advisory in Singapore. Having built up an extensive network of contacts from different industries, he plays key roles of business networker, connector, trainer, coach and enabler across varied industries. Alex was awarded the Stars of SHINE 2009 Award by the National Youth Council for being an outstanding exemplary youth for his contributions to the community. He is also involved in various national initiatives and serves as a Panel of Advisor to the Youth Court. Alex is passionate about reaching out to youth-in-need, and uses his life’s testimony as an inspiration to help others and serve the community.

Mr Andrew Ong

ANDREW has over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, advertising and business development in various industries as Marketing Communications Manager, Business Director & Associate Director. He had spent 4 years in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam establishing and heading a Singapore-based integrated marketing communications agency as its General Manager. In mentoring youth-at- risk, Andrew used his past experiences to connect & guide them towards pursuing a purposeful life.

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