‘Adulting’ seminar teaches HS students how to cook, interact with police
INQUIRER.net / 04:27 PM April 01, 2019
One seminar in a high school in Kentucky, United States helped its senior students transition to adult life by imparting invaluable life skills— and it isn’t skills for calculus nor physics.
Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville offered an “adulting” seminar to its senior high students, with sessions that ranged from dorm-room cooking, healthy relationships and boundaries, to the basics of checking and savings, and how to interact with the police, among many others.
The course was created by Christy Hardin, the director of the high school’s family resource and youth services center, as per TODAY Parents on March 30. And it was inspired, in part, by a meme Hardin saw online that made fun of students learning algebra when they would rather learn how to do taxes.
“The parents didn’t know anything about it until it started blowing up on the internet and being on everyone’s social media,” Hardin was quoted as saying. “(The response) has been overwhelmingly positive.”
The seminar began last December 2018, and the school’s official page shared photos of the students in different breakout sessions. In one photo, students can be seen gathered around a counter while a chef taught them how to cook meals. In another, a police officer spoke in front of students inside a classroom.
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The most popular seminar, as per Hardin, was dorm-room cooking. It was the first seminar to be filled out by the students, followed by how to interact with the police. Other sessions tackled how to write a resume, physical fitness and when to see a doctor.
“The first one to fill up was dorm-room cooking,” she said. “It was an interactive class and that one filled up three sessions before any other one filled up one (session).”
The third most popular seminar was on healthy relationships and boundaries, taught by Hardin herself. She shared that a lot of young women do not know when it is important to set a boundary.
“(I covered) what you should and should not expect in a relationship and defining those things for yourself,” she said.
The adulting seminar proved to be impactful, as attested by the students who went through the sessions, said Hardin: “Every kid I talked to said what a positive impact that it had and how they learned so much.” Cody Cepeda/JB