We will cover the following topics as well as many others. 

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Leadership
  • Communication and Etiquette
  • Time Management and Organization
  • Methods of dealing with stress
  • Romance - How to choose a compatible life partner; how to maintain a relationship; how to avoid abusive relationships
  • Personal finance and financial literacy - how to budget, use credit,  use insurance etc
  • Media literacy, so they can make objective decisions about advertisements etc.
  • Household maintenance - clean, iron, maintain a house and household appliances, use the computer, maintain a car etc
  • Healthy Lifestyles - Cooking healthy meals (we prepare a meal in class), benefits of exercise
  • How to look up information when it is needed (Internet, Library)
  • Rights of US citizens under the Constitution; how the government works
  • First aid, so they understand how to attend to minor injuries

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


All our instructors are degreed, caring individuals who are passionate about teaching life skills.