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Moody High School Adulting 101 workshop teaches students to grow up

Posted at 7:05 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 16:33:19-05

Along with English, physics, Spanish and algebra, Moody High School students will have a one-day course added to their curriculum: Adulting.

That’s right.

Later this morning,  Moody High School will be holding an “Adulting Conference” for seniors.

Seniors will learn a little bit of everything, from how to change a tire to managing credit cards and personal finances.

Moody High School will be putting away its schoolbooks for a day, and seniors will take part in the school’s first annual “Adulting 101 Day.”

“The Adulting 101 project is a full day workshop of sessions that our seniors will go to,” Moody High School Principal Dr. Sandra Clement said. “They will move from session to session, learning about different topics that will help them transition to adulthood.”

Members from the community will be on hand to help teach them positive life skills that will help them in the “real world.”

“Many will be covering how to rent your first apartment, how to buy your first house, personal finances and banking, resume building, interviewing skills, how to interact with a police officer during a traffic stop, what is the difference between feeling homesick and feeling depressed,” Clement said. “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; fast sessions will help them prepare and know what to do when they move on.”

Moody officials are hoping this 2019 life-after-high school conference will be the first of many to come.

“We plan for every senior after them to have the same experience,” Clement said. “Our ultimate goal is that they leave here better equipped than when they got here, and they are ready to transition into adulthood successfully.”

The students may not learn everything they need to know in one day, but they will be closer than they were before.

The “Adulting 101 Day” will start t 8:00 a.m. today in the Elizondo Gym on the Moody High School campus.