The Student – Student component, a key element of the strategy, organizes the students into small groups for reflection and interaction. Between classes, students meet in their small groups to discuss the contents of the classes, to share their own struggles, and to become more accountable for their commitments.
Volunteer mentors lead these groups. Mentors could be college students or young adults committed with the values and goals of the Life at the CrossRoads curriculum. Even if some fail in their commitments, these groups will provide an atmosphere in which they can be restored. It is in these small group meetings that change begins to take place – first a change of convictions and later a change of behavior.