This morning, Moody High School held an “Adulting Conference” for seniors. It was titled none other than Adulting 101.
Seniors learned a little bit of everything, from how to change a tire to managing credit cards and personal finances.
Bianca Gallegos, a senior at Moody, says she plans to attend college after she graduates in just a few months, but she says there are some things she wants to learn first.
“Some of the things I don’t know how to do would be: how to buy a car, how to buy a house, I don’t know how to sew,” said Gallegos.
Members from the community were on hand to help teach students positive life skills that will help them in the “real world.” Topics ranged from how to rent an apartment or buy a house to how to interact with a police officer during a traffic stop. Students also got tips on resume building and interviewing for jobs.
“There are just a whole lot of things that our kids don’t necessarily get with what we are teaching them in academics, in relationships and culture. They don’t get those quick tidbits,” said Sandra Clement, Moody High School Principal, “fast sessions will help them prepare and know what to do when they move on.”
Moody officials plan on holding more life-after-high-school conferences in the future.