Acquire skills to make a successful transition from school to adult life, including financial literacy, communication and conflict resolution skills, and community involvement.
- Essential Question: How do I affect the systems within which I live and work?
- Community partner: YWCA or similar community resource
- Academic area: consumer science, transition from school to work, credit recovery
- Educational and occupational exploration
- Career planning
- Communication skills
- Professional development
See the detailed ELO description for the full text of these competencies.
- Complete a life skills course offered by YWCA.
- Complete Keytrain work habits/ethics exercises and evaluations.
- Participate in three workshops designed to increase knowledge and skills relevant to success in adult life and complete reflection papers on each.
- Attend talks by guest speakers from diverse perspectives.
- Research community resources in order to identify and evaluate available services.
- Maintain a weekly journal reflecting on tasks and experiences.
Student creates a final presentation to summarize his/her experience and answer the essential question. This is how the student will demonstrate proficiency in the competencies detailed in this ELO and earn a certificate of completion for the YWCA life skills curriculum.
Consumer science is a social discipline that focuses on the interaction between people and their environment. Some of the areas are: nutrition, aging, housing, food safety, community, and parenting.
This ELO was submitted by Mary Beth Hammond, High School Transition Specialist at Granite State Independent Living. It was designed for a group of at-risk high school students with disabilities who participated in Earn & Learn, Granite State Independent Living’s alternative education program. Email teacher for more information