2580 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97405
Dates: Every Thursday for 8 Weeks
Starts: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 4:15-5:30 pm
Location: Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405)
Whether moving out of the family home seems exciting or scary to you, the earlier you start to prepare, the better equipped you will be to face the freedoms and challenges of adulthood when the time comes. Intro to Adulting! Is a class designed for students ages 13-17 who wish to start learning and practicing independent living skills in preparation for adulthood in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
Seven weeks of classes will broadly cover: Independence Readiness, Money Management, Transportation, Boundaries, and Safety. This class also features a Field Trip into the community to expand upon concepts covered in this class, as well as take-home tools students can customize and keep for future use.
Class structure includes: Simple interactive activities and games, occasional worksheets, teacher discussion with students, the use of slides and a projector, reading, speaking, and some writing. There will be a class helper available to all students.
If a student needs 1:1 assistance, please discuss this at registration so accommodation can be arranged.
This class is sponsored by City of Eugene Recreation, Youth and Teen Empowerment Program Small Grants Fund
About Amy Amy Metzger joined KindTree’s STiLE program in 2022, bringing 20+ years of experience in disability and advocacy related work as a parent and volunteer. Her passion is helping people achieve the lives they dream of through skills training, support, and interdependence. She and her husband have four adult children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, which she views less as a disability and more as an alternate way of interpreting and interacting with the world. Amy enjoys gardening, learning about native plants, knitting, and camping. She lives on a little piece of property west of Eugene with her family, five cats, and a dog.