Life skills are knowledge-based strategies we use daily to navigate the "real world." While high school may prepare us for the next stage in our lives academically and/or professionally (especially a vocational/technical school or school for the performing arts), most people enter this phase of early adulthood without the experience or concrete knowledge to thrive.
This series of workshops, ideally addressed in a boot camp format, answers many of these questions and positions participants for success financially, in applying for a good entry-level job, with home skills, and more.
It's an awesome graduation gift and opportunity for 16-26* year-old participants.
We welcome mature 15-year-old attendees who are entering their junior year of high school or the home schooling equivalent.
Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1-hour lunch break, and 1:00-4:00 PM
Kick off the week with information about budgeting and finances and spend the other days exploring key aspects of making a successful transition into the responsibilities of adulthood. This workshop will help prepare you for many of the challenges of life on your own.
If you are interested in attending this workshop in September, limited to Saturdays, please let us know. We would like to assess interest first. We would theoretically start the weekend after Labor Day.
We will be adding to this section, so please check back periodically.
Do you want to stop living paycheck to paycheck? Do you run out of money before the end of the month? Do you want to make your money last until the end of the month? Learn the steps involved for creating a budget to see where your money is going.
Audience: Adults and teenagers 17 and up
We will explore the complexities of laundry from sorting and water temperature to special settings and the infamous "dry clean only" dilemma, especially when you can't typically afford dry cleaning. Other topics include: how often do you clean the lint filter, do you really need fabric softener, and are there environmentally-friendly alternatives to dryer sheets. We will also discuss simple budgeting strategies and whether or not it's worthwhile to save for a washer and dryer vs. use a laundromat.
This workshop will include some hands-on exercises and a tips list for future reference.
Check back soon for more focused topics. If there's a life skill you want to address but don't see it here, write to us.
This section is broken down into tracks for people entering the working world and clients studying full time while seeking a part-time job or who are about to graduate.
Everyone socializes differently. For some people the key is to set limits while for others it's about making the move to connect.
Whatever your personality, transitioning into a new life phase means leaving behind some old friends and the chance to make new ones.
This section discusses options for meeting people, the pros and cons of different approaches, and ways to be safe while socializing.
PS This section is not judgmental, so be open and honest to make the most of this discussion.