Adulting 101 programming allows youth and young adults to gain skills and knowledge of useful information that will help them be successful in an ever changing world.

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Michigan State University Extension's Adulting 101 programs help high school students demystify the obscure reality of being an “adult” through engaging educational sessions. Each session is packed full of important life skills and tools necessary to live independently.  Topics include:  money management, community engagement, conflict resolution, career and future education, home skills and more.   

In addition to sessions, MSU Extension's robust website provides additional information for participants to further explore Adulting 101 topic areas.   

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Adulting 101 Events

  • Mar 21

    Show Your Money Smarts Contest 2023

    March 21, 2023 – April 13, 2023 Registration deadline April 13, 2023. Complete contest by April 30, 2023. Online

    Learn how to use credit wisely in this year's fifth annual online contest, compete with other youth across the state of Michigan in this 30 question online challenge and win prizes during the month of April.

  • Apr 1

    4-H Prepare for Your Next Interview Workshop (in Wayne County)

    April 1, 2023 10:00AM – 12:00PM Belleville Area District Library, 167 4th St in Belleville, MI 48111

    Youth 11-19 years old are welcome to this free workshop which will cover the basics of the interview experience.

  • Apr 4

    Youth Credit Craze webinar- April 4

    April 4, 2023 5:30PM – 6:30PM Zoom

    This webinar for teens will focus on credit history, credit score, and the pros and cons to using credit. Leave with tips to use credit wisely!

  • Apr 12

    Adulting 101-Build and Protect Your Credit

    April 12, 2023 6:00PM – 7:00PM Zoom

    In this Adulting 101 session, you will learn about credit myths, credit reports, credit scores, and strategies to build and protect your credit.

  • May 18

    Adulting 101 May-August 2023

    May 18, 2023 – August 16, 2023 Different sessions offered monthly Zoom

    Michigan State University Extension's Adulting 101 programs help teenagers and young adults demystify the obscure reality of being an “adult” through engaging educational sessions. FREE sessions are offered monthly.