The third tip is:  Equip with the needed tools.

I have participated in mission projects where the group was not given/did not have the needed tools (hammers, saws, paintbrushes, etc) to get their tasks done for the week.   We don’t always realize it, but in not giving youth the tools they need to complete their achievable goals, we make the goals less achievable.  We are contributing to the lack of confidence they have in  themselves to be in service to others.  By equipping them, we are giving them a vote of confidence.   “You can do this, so I’m giving you this hammer,” and so forth.

When we equip, we empower.