A Kentucky High School has introduced a new class in its teaching program, called “Adulting 101” whose aim is to prepare the students for the real world.

It is a three-day course which is created by Sara Wilson-Abell, a college access resource teacher and it is aimed for seniors only.

According to her, after finishing school, students should get ready for life. Most of them will be educated and professionally successful, but what about their ignorance when it comes to every-day life issues, such as doing household repairs, washing, and cooking?

As a result, these classes have been implemented to teach students all these things and help them get familiar with the importance of healthcare and the ability to boost their self-esteem.

It is of utmost importance to possess these skills, says Wilson-Abell. Here is what else these classes include:

  • How to do dorm-room cooking
  • How to interact with the police
  • How to build healthy relationships
  • How to set boundaries
  • The benefits of physical activity
  • How to take care of your health
  • Learning the basics of checking and saving
  • How to focus on your mental health
  • How to do household repairs
  • What employers look for when hiring

The implementation of “Adulting 101” was considered extremely successful since it contributed to removing the non-academic barriers by training students to attain the necessary knowledge and expertise to survive and become world-ready.

Each of the students reported being happy to have an opportunity to receive such incredibly valuable hands-on training. It was especially beneficial for those who deal with problems like depression, anxiety, homelessness, and food insecurity.

So, instead of focusing on getting an A in science or math, students should be stimulated to learn things that will prepare them to face and deal with all life challenges.