Our mentoring and leadership development program takes place not only during Nak Suu practices, but also expands throughout the weekdays with more specialized sessions. The coaches, staff, and volunteers visit the kids communities that our rugby players call home and engage in more personal mentoring and counseling with each individual youth and sometimes their families. This process is significant to keeping continuous involvement in these childrens’ lives, while also building important relationships with each child and their community. Giving constant guidance also helps to ensure that our youth are putting into practice these positive life choices, values and skills in their personal lives, outside of Nak Suu. In Thai culture, having and building relationships with others is very important. For this reason, it is important for their families and communities to see and know the people their youth are working and engaging with, so they can feel more comfortable and willing to allow their children to stay involved in Nak Suu.