The Advantage: Academics and Adulthood

This new class is for students preparing to go onto College, and covers the skills they will need to be successful and happy in their daily life.

This class is typically offered as a one-time Saturday workshop from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at your school’s location. This can also be customized and offered as two or three Saturday morning workshops.

What This Class Teaches:

Personal Care

  • Using kitchen appliances
  • Doing laundry properly
  • Maintaining your living space
  • Improving punctuality
  • Shopping for the savvy consumer

Life Management Skills

  • Creating a budget
  • Maintaining your finances
  • Organizing important documents and data
  • Paying taxes
  • Using credit cards responsibly
  • Tipping and splitting the check
  • Preparing for travel
  • Setting up internet and cable

School Matters

  • Shopping for books
  • Tracking grades and assignments
  • Registering
  • Developing healthy study habits
  • Setting boundaries
  • Writing the academic paper
  • Speaking in public
  • Balancing studies and life

Professional Skills

  • Corresponding correctly
  • Networking with confidence

Transportation Savvy

  • Reading a map
  • Changing a tire
  • Ordering a taxi
  • Maintaining your bike
  • Navigating public transit

General Conscientiousness

  • Developing situational awareness
  • Preparing for emergencies
  • Avoiding drugs
  • Dating dos and don’ts
  • Declining with dignity
  • Accepting constructive criticism