We have a set of student under our program who are either always careless with their writing material or do not know why they should be responsible for their failure or success in there academic work how do we make this student more responsible? What technique can we use?
Can you provide some context for your question? Are you a school where students are required to attend? Is your program a non-school programs? Are kids volunteers? Is there some form of agreement between youth and the program that is a condition of participation? How old are the students? How long have they been participating?
All of these questions would need to be understood by anyone offering you suggestions for working with your young people.
Thank you Daniel our program is a school based program and a particular set of students with low academic performance and some with a need to improve on their characters are selected and put under a particular mentor who will continually monitor there progress. The kids are not volunteers but the mentors are.There is a written memoir annually to the parent and guardians of this students to notify them of there children or ward's progress.The student under our Mentoring and Child support program are aged between 10-17. The student improvement over the years determines how long they stay on the program.
Here's a presentation you might share with your mentors. http://www.slideshare.net/mowglifoundation/mentoring-roles
In my web library I share links to several web sites that offer tips for mentors. http://tinyurl.com/TMI-MentorTraining
Since every mentor is different and every youth is different, and both are constantly changing, motivating the volunteer to be constantly learning and building their mentoring skills is as much of a challenge as motivating the youth to become more responsible for their own learning. We can aggregate this information on web sites but you and other leaders need to create study and discussion groups within your own programs to help volunteers find and use it.
Thank you so much Daniel for helping me and my colleagues sharpen our mentoring skill we hope to be part of one of your leadership conferences very soon. Thank you sir!