The transition from youth into adulthood can be a bumpy one, and Neighborhood Life is offering a series of classes next month to tackle some of this with Adulting 101.
Elise Bowers, Rowlett’s Neighborhood Life coordinator, presented some information on Adulting 101 to the Planning and Zoning commissioners at Tuesday night’s work session. Bowers said last year the mayor asked her to do something similar to the city academy but for young adults.
“I wanted to do something that maybe can help some of our youth kind of make that transition from being with mom and dad to becoming an adult,” she said.
Adulting 101 will have four sessions titled The Cost of Civilization that starts July 9, Police Encounters starts July 16, Dart on Out starts July 23, and Keeping Your Coins starts July 30.
“The first one is about your responsibilities as a citizen of the United States. You are responsible to vote and pay your taxes so we can have civilization,” Bowers said.
This session covers the ins and outs of what makes a “civilization” run. She added that the Dallas County election board would be there for the first half of the session.
They will also cover varies taxes. Police Encounters will cover how to talk to 911 in an emergency, how to handle the first traffic ticket, and more. DART will provide information on the public transportation system, how to use the machines, and how to get on and off.
A financial planner will come in for Keeping Your Coins to talk about budgeting.
Adulting 101 is open to youths ages 17-20.