Founded on the core values of service, paying it forward, and community building, the Gabay Erya (a Tagalized form of "area", a word used to refer to the program's partner schools) Formation Program or the GEFP is a formation program that seeks to enhance the academic skills of public school students. The program accomplishes this goal by providing the Erya kids with free tutorial sessions in Math and English. In the long term, the GEFP aims to inculcate in its beneficiaries the value of education and grant them better access to quality education. Concretely speaking, we conduct academic enrichment programs for these kids by way of weekly Erya insertions.
Ateneo Gabay continues to provide a home that serves the scholar sector within the bigger community of the Loyola Schools (LS). From a purely academic nature, Gabay has also been establishing and implementing projects that support the psychosocial adjustment of scholars. Not only does Gabay enhance the academic potential of scholars, but also makes the scholars feel that they belong in the Ateneo.