Buddy System



Young people enjoy working on projects together, and social interaction with other young people and unrelated adults is an important part of their social development, The YAFA program encourages this development by making a “buddy system” a part of the achievement program. The program is designed so that when available, two or more young people meet with Mentors, plan projects, and bounce ideas off of each other. Provision is made within the program for each participant, even if working on the same achievement with the same Mentor, to choose different activities within the subject area.