Turning a throw-away into a useful thing requires determination and dedicated effort. There is a great need in "human recycling" too, especially for those who have failed in ministry. Christians are particularly kind in giving those who fail another chance. When apostle Paul assessed his associates, there were "losers," "winners," and "recycled losers":
For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and he has departed to Thessalonica. Crescens went to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark and bring him with you, for he is profitable to me for the ministry. (2 Timothy 4:10 -11 NKJV)
Don't be too quick in giving up on a young believer. The mark of a good leader is the ability to recycle a failed associate.