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Life Skills Group

Life Skills Group

Life Skills Group is a free independent living skills class offered to youth ages 16-21. This 12-week course will help youth learn skills needed to live on their own. 

Youth may sign up on their own and referrals are accepted by case workers, parole officers, therapists and teachers. All necessary paperwork must be complete and signed before attending a group session.

For more information, call or text 507.316.8273.

Life Skills – For Credit
Youth who attend the 16-week program (60 curriculum hours), may be eligible for 0.5 high school credits. Those who participate in the shortened summer session (30 curriculum hours), may be eligible for 0.25 high school credits. Check with your guidance counselor for details. Program participants may also be able to fulfill community service hour requirements.

About the Course
Through this course, youth will be encouraged to establish short-term and long-term goals. Youth will gain many of the skills necessary to get a job or to continue schooling with post-secondary education. We discuss how to achieve financial stability and strategies to manage the inevitable challenges. All this is done in a supportive group environment with your peers.

Topics covered:

  • Employment
  • Money management
  • Community resources
  • Family planning
  • Sexuality
  • Meal planning and cooking
  • Nutrition
  • Cultural diversity
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Time management
  • Transportation
  • Education and vocation
  • Relationships and self-esteem

The Life Skills Group meets on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Group is not normally held on days schools are closed (holidays or snow days) or on days LSS is closed.

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