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Retention Intervention: 9 Strategies that Make Young People WANT to Stay in Your Program

Getting young people to show up and stay involved can be the major bugaboo of workforce development programs. Competing responsibilities, a tendency toward short-term
thinking, and susceptibility to peer pressure lead some teenagers to dismiss education and job preparation as less important aspects of their lives. Participant dropout is common in most youth organizations, especially for programs that require months of commitment.

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