Date

12-2017

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Stephanie McMurtrie

Abstract

Thousands of foster children are moving on to becoming adults without the needed life skills education to be successful in life. Chamberlain’s Children Center is a non-profit organization that provides services and housing for foster children. The administration department is the division in the organization that is implementing the life skills course for the teen girls. The project is an educational workshop series addressed to meet the need of daily living skills education for the future success of foster youth. The course consisted of weekly two-and-a-half-hour lessons prepared by community professionals and volunteers for a total of six weeks during the summer break. The life skills program reached six teen girls at the site. The project concentrated on the College, Getting a Job/Job Skills, and Money Skills lessons. The results were that the majority of the girls found the course to be useful and educational. The results for the main goal of the course will not be seen until the girls become adults and live independently. It is expected that the teen girls who participate in the life skills course will apply some or all of what they have learned throughout the course toward their future life so that they can be successful in college, careers, finances, health, and decision making. The life skills course was a success and it is recommended to be implemented in the future because of how it was received.

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