In situations where there has been much hardship, youth have heard many stories of failure. They may have a distrust of formal education or training programs that take time and money but do not result in a better outcome. Be sure to explicitly call out the next steps and the potential future states that can result from the curriculum.
Once they have begun the program, continue to reflect on the learning that is happening. It is difficult for all youth to notice their progress. Find ways to help them see the journey they are on: what they have accomplished and where they are going.