Do you remember all the things that you had to figure out when you first moved out on your own? There are a lot of skills that the schools don’t teach and some parents may not even have to pass on.
Modeled after our incredibly successful SxTalks program, every month we introduce “adulting” skills to our youth. In the past year, we’ve brought in a tax expert, college councilors, and the branch manager for the local library. We’ve covered topics including financial wellbeing, sewing/mending, and even how and where to register to vote.
The topics for LifeTalks are driven by youth interest and community assets. Whenever possible, we bring in a member of our community who has a special expertise and interest in the topic. This has the added benefit of connecting our youth more deeply to our community.