Overview

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Welcome to the National Challenge Institute's e-learning lesson on understanding and relating to adolescents. One aspect of recruitment includes the ability to identify with the interests and influences of the young people you serve. To truly connect with potential candidates and attract them to the program, it helps to be able to tap into what is important to them, what motivates them, and what aspects of the program may resonate with them the most. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to recall generational traits of adolescents, recall strategies for relating to adolescents, and apply strategies for relating to adolescents to realistic scenarios.

Identify with the interests and influences of young people to more effectively attract potential candidates.

In this lesson, you will explore generational traits of adolescents to better understand the characteristics, influences, and priorities of the high school dropouts you want to attract to your program. You will also learn strategies for relating to adolescents so that you can more effectively appeal to and build relationships with qualified candidates.