A Kentucky high school is trying to send its Class of 2019 out into the world with with more than just a quickly forgotten knowledge of Algebra and a textbook’s worth of American history.
Instead, Bullitt Central High School, in Shepherdsville, near Louisville, is teaching teens real life skills they can use in daily life.
Last week, the high school held “Adulting Day” for its seniors, who spent the day taking classes centered on things like how to pay bills, how to change a tire, dorm room cooking, how to behave safely during traffic stops, and about using credit cards and other important finance topics. Some of the students also spoke with visiting recruiters about a career in the military.
A local family resource and youth services center brought in expert guest speakers; mostly members of the local community – to educate the high schoolers who will soon to find themselves in a dorm room – or a trade school, or the work force – about what they’ll need to know when they get there.
In a Facebook post, the Director of the BCHS Family Resource & Youth Services Center detailed the successful day. Both the post and the ‘Adulting Day’ idea in general have been receiving plenty of attention and positive feedback all over social media.