Adulting Skills 101:

  • Critical thinking, so they can evaluate new information

  • Emotional intelligence so they can understand themselves and others, and make wise choices in life. (Developed with input from a psychiatrist.)

  • Personal finance and financial literacy - how to budget, use credit,  use insurance etc 

  • Household maintenance - clean, ironing and other household tasks

  • Media literacy, so they can make objective decisions about advertisements etc.

  • Time Management and Organization

  • Methods of dealing with stress

  • Health and Exercise

  •  Rights of US citizens under the Constitution; how the government works 

Adulting Skills 102:

  •  Career options after high school - college, trade school, military, work, entrepreneurship Career discussion. Students may not be prepared to make a career choice at this point in their lives, but we intend to get them thinking about some of their options

  • How to excel in any job

  • Emotional Intelligence

  •  Romance - How to choose a compatible life partner; how to maintain a relationship; how to avoid abusive relationships 

  • Leadership

  • Communication and Etiquette

  • Simple Meal Preparation

  • Car and Bike Maintenance

Adulting Skills 202:

We will be covering the same subjects in greater detail, as well as having speakers from different walks of life talking about their careers, and watching and discussing socially relevant movies.

 Many of these subjects have no right or wrong answer; we will be introducing ideas and will be discussing them with the students, getting them to at least start thinking about them as a first step to coming to their own conclusions. 

Lesson Format:

Powerpoint based lectures, with plenty of classroom discussion, group projects and hands on activities