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Building Critical "Adulting" Skills in High School: It's More Than Learning to do Laundry

Building Critical "Adulting" Skills in High School: It's More Than Learning to do Laundry In-Person

Join Dr. Andrea Malkin Brenner to learn about building critical "adulting" skills in high school

Nothing in the college admissions process prepares high school graduates for the changes they will face as they transition from high school to living independently in college. High school s­tudents will leave this session with a complete list of the life skills they should master before leaving home, and parents will learn tips for helping to teach these skills. Some topics will include: budgeting and money management; sharing a living space and communicating with peers across differences; new responsibilities for personal safety, eating, and sleeping routines; self-care of physical and mental health; taking advantage of campus resources; preparing for professional communication needed in college; and preparing to handle stress without the “scaffolding” of home.

Dr. Andrea Malkin Brenner is a college transition educator and author who speaks frequently with high school students and parents on the challenges related to college transitions. She draws on her 25 years of experience as a sociology professor and college administrator at American University in Washington, DC and as the founder and director of American University’s first-year experience program. Andrea is the creator of the Talking College™ Card Deck, the original card deck of discussion prompts for college-bound students and their parents, and co-author of How to College: What to Know Before You Go (and When You’re There), a leading guide for college-bound high school students.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Meeting Room
  Grades 9-12  

Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.

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