Perseverance is the degree to which youth stay focused on a long-term goal despite obstacles, consistently performing required or important tasks and demonstrating initiative in spite of obstacles or distractions.


Program practices related to this skill:

  • The activity is part of an ongoing project, activity series or curricular unit designed to promote specific skills/concepts over time.
  • Staff encourage individual youth. (e.g., “I like your thinking,” “You can do it – give it another try.”)

For more examples of program practices that help intentionally build perseverance, please view this document.