VIP -Becoming a Very Independent Person: 20 exercises designed to help young adults succeed as they prepare to move out for the first time
Becoming independent or as some say, “self-sufficient,” is not something that happens overnight. Many young adults are caught off guard by the costs of such things as utilities, transportation, damages caused by friends, food, late fees and budget busters such as a speeding ticket or cut in hours at work. While some families and schools systematically teach youth the details of becoming self-reliant, many do not. This workbook introduces many of the details and terms that a young adult needs to be aware of in order to succeed at living independently for the first time.The exercises can be completed by youth individually and reviewed by an adult or can be used in any group setting or life skills class.