Getting YouthBuild Students Involved

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While recruiting YouthBuild mentors is obviously important, another critical aspect of running a mentoring program is getting youth interested in participating. This may be especially challenging for your program, as many YouthBuild students may not feel like they are ready for (or even worthy of) a mentor’s time and attention. They may be uneasy about such a relationship having had few similar experiences. They may be confused about what a mentor does or how the mentoring program relates to the rest of the YouthBuild experience. They might also have part-time jobs or family responsibilities that leave them unsure about the time commitments of participating.


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