If I were you, I would ask him if he could help me out what he would do.
Find out his interests first. Everyone wants to help someone but Nobody wants to told what to do.
I was a father figure for few young Men throughout my life. And one example of this comes to mind. This paticular young Ladd I am thinking of lost his piece of S- - - Father to Divorce at a young age of 11.
Anyway long story short I managed apartments back then and hired him to help out with repairs lawn etc. Plan was to teach him and let him make some cash etc.
He was and still is a great kid now(20) at the age of about 14 something began to change I noticed some rebellion whenever I told him what to do as far as work. Mind you I was working right along side of him as he was a helper not working by himself.
This confused me for while and I was becoming frustrated with him I did not want to yell at him nor fire him, He had enough of this from his Dad growing up already.
After thinking about this for a while and judging from Myself I dedided to change the way I approached him. So instead of telling him to do this or that, I now approached him with the Words, "Hey could you do me a favor please" Worked like a charm! as he loved me and wanted to help but like most of us
didn't want to be told what to do.
We still talk about this today and laugh about it. Now we are still very close and He is grown up enougn that I just tell him what to do loser. Many laughs and love from both of us
However I am a firm believer in asking rather than telling young kids and making them feel like they are contributing.
Its a fine line but one that can be crossed