Real Skills for Everyday LifeMajor Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of individuals who demonstrate skill in listing their expenses and income and totaling each


Number of individuals who identify resources to help with their budget


Number of individuals who identify their needs and wants and secure needs first


Number of individuals who practice setting goals for the use of their money


Number of people who have improved their skills to feel more in control of their money


Number of individuals reporting improved knowledge (such as knowledge of ways to reduce expenses; cut spending; and save for emergencies)


Number of people who increase their knowledge of ways to balance income and expenses



DIY Designers: Designing a Way of Life

The quality of the home environment is a situation through which income may alter child development. The home environment entails: emotional warmth displayed by parents while interacting with their children; provision of stimulating and learning experiences in the home; and physical surroundings, such as safety of play areas and cleanliness. Financial insecurity can create a situation in which children become less likely to be raised in emotionally, cognitively, and physically enriching environm...

Read More

DIY Designers: Designing a Way of Life

Stories Behind the Numbers

  • Adulting Lessons for seniors in High School

    Adulting Lessons for seniors in High SchoolThe life of the high school senior is full of “adult” decisions: selecting a college, picking a major, choosing a career path, and moving out! Although today... Read More

  • Community Passport Adventure Camp

    Future leaders of Fleming County took part in a week of discovery through the Community Passport Adventure Camp. Fourteen 4th, 5th and 6th grade youth participated in four full days of activities spon... Read More

  • Shopping Matters

    Twelve participants engaged in educational practice of budgeting food dollar, coupons, store shoppers and sales, label reading, seasonal shopping, price points comparison shopping, meal planning, etc.... Read More

  • #adulting - Life Skills Series

    With school and classroom structures changing, most high school students are not participating in classes pertaining to home economics, food preparation, budgeting or other life skills classes. Todays... Read More

More Stories