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 and beyond 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.  Sessions are available through zoom monthly for FREE!

Did you miss a monthly session you wish you could of attended? No worries! Many of the sessions are recorded. Just click on the video tab above. 

In addition to sessions, MSU Extension's offers a variety of FREE self-paced courses available 24/7. Click on classes above to see the offerings.

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Adulting 101 Events

  • Feb 26

    Adulting 101 2024- Full Listing of Monthly Sessions

    February 26, 2024 – November 19, 2024 Zoom

    Are you ready to leave for college or be out on your own? Join us monthly on zoom to learn real life skills to help you successfully transition to living independently.

  • Mar 19

    Keeping Your Money Safe- an Adulting 101 session

    March 19, 2024 6:00PM – 7:00PM Zoom

    How are you keeping your money safe? Gain insights on researching and evaluating financial institutions (banks and credit unions) to make the best choice for your financial future.

  • Apr 10

    Cover Letter and Resume Writing- an Adulting 101 session

    April 10, 2024 6:00PM – 7:00PM Zoom

    Create or improve your resume and cover letter with tips and tricks from this webinar.

  • Apr 18

    Money Smart Week: Dollars And Cents

    April 18, 2024 6:30PM – 8:30PM 23500 Liberty Street Farmington , MI 48335

    In this hands-on workshop, you will explore salaries, expenses, budgets, and the curve balls life can throw at you. Can you navigate a month of “adult” life and still come out with money for a rainy day in this MSU Extension budget simulation?

  • May 15

    Build and Protect Your Credit- an Adulting 101 session

    May 15, 2024 5:00PM – 6:00PM Zoom

    Learn why your credit matters, how to start obtaining credit and how to manage it.