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Skills to Pay the Bills



For youth ages: 16–18 years

Once you’ve finished your time in school, and you are becoming more and more independent, you might think life would become easier; you get to make your own choices, do what you want, see who you want, eat what you want, etc…However, going from dependent and limited to independent and free (with the power to make your own choices) is not always an easy transition. “With great [freedom] and power comes great responsibility” (widely used quote dating back to 1793, and of course from Stan Lee’s Spiderman). In this program, we will teach you about the world of “adulting” when it comes to grocery shopping, meal planning, self-care, job applications and interviews, roommate etiquette and more. This program is designed to:

  • Develop money management skills
  • Equip youth with money-wise methods to prepare them for challenges in young adulthood
  • Provide youth and young adults the skills necessary for a successful entry into the workforce
  • Establish self-efficacy and confidence in youth and young adults as they transition from dependence to independence

Please Note: These are tips and tricks that we have learned over the years and some of our methods and advice may not be suitable for your lifestyle. We only hope to provide some guidance when it comes to learning how to truly “adult”.

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Download templates related to budgeting, grocery lists, meal planning, and more!

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Additional Resources

Alberta Income Support
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