Life Lessons Program

Life Lessons Program

teaching youth basic life-principles, prepares them for adulthood

The Life Lessons program deals with learning about money and how to properly manage it in the real world as life throws you a few curveballs along the way. We use real-life companies and their employees who have a commitment to social and corporate responsibility. Students are able to learn to manage a budget and experience first-hand what parents go through regularly. This activity can be done with one child or with a youth group or class. Invite our team to facilitate a session with your group.

Preparing Youth For The Real World

Many young adults we know experience anxiety about their abilities to talk to others effectively. They worry that they will look foolish or make a mistake. Anxiety can lead to procrastination. A young adult is more likely to postpone applying for a job if he is nervous about the interview or insecure about his capabilities. Life skills training can positively impact his or her ability to apply online for a job or walk into a store to ask for an application.

- Kim Abraham, LMSW and Marney Studaker-Cordner, LMSW -- Smart but Helpless Kids: Can Your Child Make It in the Real World?


At-risk young adults with a mentor are more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities, versus 27% without a mentor.

SOURCE: The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring; by Civic Enterprises in association with Hart Research Associates, January 2014.

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