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Life Skills for Youth

Independent living life skills classes are available to youth in care or formerly in care up to age twenty-one (21).  Contact your local independent living coordinator for more information about joining a class in your area.  (Independent Living Coordinator Regional Map)

12-15 Year Olds
Foster parents and private child care agencies are trained to work with 12 to 15 year olds in the home on “soft” skills. 

These skills include: 
anger management, problem-solving, decision-making, daily living skills, cooking, household responsibilities, laundry and money management.

16-21 Year Olds
16 to 21 year olds are eligible for formal life skills classes taught in each region by independent living coordinators or private child care agencies.  The class topics include instruction on employment, money management, community resources, housing and education.


Last Updated 4/18/2013