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EmpowerED: Basic Life Skills

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Elite Skills Development has created EmpowerED, a program that showcases the value of acquiring basic life skills to middle and high school students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds and low-income families, is a fantastic way to provide skills and knowledge that can positively impact their lives. Here's an outline of how such a program could be structured:

 

Benefits of Acquiring Basic Life Skills: While specific research on the effectiveness of teaching basic life skills in family and consumer science programs can vary, there are some broader trends and studies that demonstrate the positive impacts of such education:

  1. Improved Confidence and Independence:

    • A study published in the "Journal of Extension" (2018) found that participants who received life skills education reported increased self-confidence and a greater sense of independence in handling everyday tasks.

  2. Long-Term Financial Benefits:

    • The National Endowment for Financial Education conducted research indicating that teaching financial literacy in schools leads to better financial decision-making in adulthood, including increased savings and reduced debt.

  3. Enhanced Career Readiness:

    • The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences reported that students who engage in practical life skills education are better prepared for the workforce due to their ability to manage time, resources, and make informed decisions.

  4. Reduced Health Risks:

    • The National Institutes of Health emphasizes the importance of teaching basic cooking skills and nutrition to improve overall health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

  5. Sustainable Practices:

    • Research from the University of California Cooperative Extension highlights the role of life skills education in promoting sustainable practices, such as reducing food waste and making environmentally friendly choices.

  6. Empowerment and Social Mobility:

    • Teaching basic life skills can empower individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing tools to navigate challenges and improve their quality of life, according to studies by organizations like UNICEF.

Again, while specific statistics and research may vary based on the region and context, the overall consensus is that providing practical life skills education has a positive impact on individuals' confidence, decision-making abilities, financial stability, and overall well-being.

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Sign ups are happening now!

Tentative class dates are scheduled for Session 1: July 29 - August 2nd,

Session 2: August 12 - 16,  Ron Palmer Basketball, Academic & Life Skills Camp is August 5 to 8th

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