College LIFE, Career LIFE, General LIFE Preparation for High School Seniors
College LIFE Prep
First Semester, our seniors will attend sessions on college LIFE preparation. They will learn how to apply to college, how to complete financial aid applications, selecting a meal plan and a dorm. They will also learn about life changes and transitions as a college student: what to expect. We will also teach them about credit card sharks and what to watch for and some financial management techniques as a college student. We will discuss life on campus and what they should expect and provide tips for study life/social life balance.
Career LIFE Prep
There will be an alternative Career LIFE Prep Track for girls not interested in going to college. Our seniors will attend a 10-12 week course on career LIFE preparation. We will cover interview skills, workplace etiquette, time management techniques, and money management techniques. Girls will learn how to communicate properly and effectively in an interview. They will also learn how to carry and conduct themselves in the workplace. We will teach them how to dress and how to come to work with the right attitude, how to complete a timesheet, and the importance of coming to work on time.
General LIFE Prep
Second Semester, all of our seniors will have the chance to take a General LIFE prep class. They will learn time management, credit management, and money management techniques: keeping track of hours and pay; opening a bank account; how to balance a checkbook; the importance of saving money, etc. They will also learn about transitioning into adulthood, and how to become sustainable, stable adults. They will learn the importance of giving back to their community.
**The word “College” refers to community college, universities, vocational/technical colleges, and certificate programs.