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Adulting 101

This 8-week online course helps teenagers develop valuable life skills. Taught by professors and community educators from the University of Kentucky, students will apply their learning with real-world, interactive assignments and ongoing projects.  

Program Schedule

From June 16 to August 4, weekly lessons will be held Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. (EST) / 2:00 p.m. (CST).
“Get your mind right.”
June 16
Description
"Get your mind right.” June 16 take control of mental and physical health with exercise and mindful coping skills
"Due Monday or do Monday?”
June 23
effective study and time management skills  
"They ain’t your momma.”
June 30
roommate etiquette and household maintenance (laundry, cleaning, etc.)
I wouldn’t post that.”
July 7
managing personal safety in online and public spaces
"Need experience to gain experience?”
July 14
how young adults develop a resume and job search skills with little work experience
"Beyond ramen.”
July 21
basics of nutrition and cooking with pantry staples
"No such thing as free money.”
July 28
budgeting and money management for young adults
“Destination: Degree”
August 4
college application process, scholarships and major selection

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend every class in real time?

While joining in real-time allows students to ask questions and get the most out of every topic, lessons will be recorded and made available to all participants. 

Can I enroll after June 16? 

Yes. Prior lesson recordings will be available for those who enroll after June 16. 

What if the cost is a burden for me? 

Fee waivers are available for students on free or reduced lunch. Email admissions@uky.edu with the subject line “Adulting 101” for more information. 

What will I receive after completing the course? 

In addition to a lifetime of practical knowledge, participants will receive University of Kentucky swag based upon their level of engagement and assignment completion.