There were 5 youth and 5 mentors in each community. Each mentor was hired to provide mentorship in one skill to all five youth. Each youth had the opportunity to learn from each mentor, resulting in learning five different culturally-based skills. Some sessions were conducted one-on-one, and some were done in small groups. Mentors and youth spent approximately 5-7 hours per week together, working on the skill and developing relationships. All materials were provided, free of charge, to complete the activities.
Traditional Knowledge is incorporated into every aspect of the Culture Connect program because we are using mentors within our communities to pass their knowledge, which they have learned from their elders to pass onto the younger generation.