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A high school is worried its students have no practical skills so it created an 'Adulting Day' to prepare them for life after graduation

INSIDER logoINSIDER 12/14/2018 Susanna Heller
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  • High school does little to prepare students for the real world.
  • One school in Kentucky wants to better equip its students for success.
  • On Wednesday, it held an "Adulting Day" to teach graduating seniors practical skills, like cooking and taxes.
  • Christy Hardin, director of the BCHS Family Resource & Youth Services Center, got the idea from a Facebook post.

A highs school in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, was concerned that its students were not prepared to enter the real world upon graduating.

So, to combat that, community members came together to teach students practical skills they'll need in everyday life, Fox-affiliated WBRC reports.

Wednesday, instead of spending the school day studying things like algebra or literature, graduating seniors at Bullitt Central High School were treated to the school's first-ever "Adulting Day."

Christy Hardin, the director of the BCHS Family Resource & Youth Services Center, organized the event for the current senior class. 

The students participated in one-on-one sessions led by community members on things like how to cook in a dorm room, manage finances, change a tire, talk to police during traffic stops, and deal with homesickness in college.

"I think that the idea occurred to me originally, I saw a Facebook post that parents passed around saying they needed a class in high school on taxes, and cooking," Hardin said. "Our kids can get that, but they have to choose it. And (Wednesday) was a day they could pick and choose pieces they didn't feel like they had gotten so far."

Look out, real world! These kids are ready.

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