Life Skills Teens Need To Know

Meet with experts and learn important life skills.

life skills teens need to know


Wednesdays Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 | 7-8 p.m. | Teens 13-18

Okay, so you’ve learned in school that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. But what about the things that you wish you were taught?

This Zoom online meeting series will cover all of the life skills that you need to know! Each week, an expert will give a talk on different subjects and answer your questions.

We’ll have a session on finding a job, a session on managing your money and credit, a session on filling out the FAFSA and other college application musts, and a session on apprenticing for a trade.

Everyone who attends gets a swag bag from our presenters! Ages 13-18. FREE, no registration required!

Zoom link to join:

January 6 – How do I get a job?

Learn how to get that first job and what you need to do to prepare to work. With speaker Phyllis Gedeon, Youth Specialist, YouthWorks Springfield.

January 13 – How do I manage my money?

Learn how to use credit, how purchasing big items like cars works, and how renting a home works. With speakers Anthony Thomas and Stephen Plummer, Asset and Credit Counselors, Springfield Partners for Community Action.

January 20 – How do I prepare for college?

Learn about filling out the FAFSA and applying for scholarships. With speaker Apelila Joseph, Administrator, Springfield Promise Program.

January 27 –How do I learn a trade?

Learn about apprenticeships and a variety of trades. With speaker Walter Rice, Business Community Liaison & Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Westover Job Corps.

For more information, call or email Sara Deignan at or 413-263-6853.

Participants will need access to the internet with a computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate in the classes.