Don Bosco knew well that the process of education and development did not end when the young person left the youth center, moved out of the parish or graduated from the school. He wanted to keep in touch with the person.
He also recognized that the young person could be a valuable asset to his work and so Don Bosco formed another group, which he called the Salesian Past Pupils. Men and women educated in any work of the FMA, regardless of their religious, cultural, social or ethnic background may join the Past Pupils Association of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. It was founded by Bl. Philip Rinaldi at Turin in March 1908