Life Skills

These Life Skills Materials are available at the Franciscan Center

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Identifying luxuries vs. necessities, budgeting, banks & services, credit, income taxes, payroll deductions, debts

FOOD MANAGEMENT

Deals with shopping, planning meals, cookbooks, meal preparation, food bargains, food spoilage, table manners, basic nutrition

PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Daily hygiene & products, skin care, clothes care, laundry machines & ironing

HEALTH

Covers exercise/physical fitness, common

health problems, medical & dental insurance, doctors/appointments, medicine, drugs/alcohol/tobacco, counseling, Parenting education

JOB PREP/SEEKING

Contains comprehensive information on the best ways for youth to prepare to find a quality job with detailed instruction dealing with: job search, practice interviews and applications.

JOB MAINTENANCE

Helps youth deal with important areas of job tasks & responsibilities, employee benefits, criticism & discipline, wages/salaries/overtime, grievance procedures, employee rights

LEGAL SKILLS

Informs youth of their legal rights & responsibilities, lawyer/court process, contracts & leases, arrests, misdemeanors & felonies, citizenship & voting

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Has sessions on parks and recreation, public library, Better Business Bureau, Bureau of Vital Statistics, specialized resources

HOUSEKEEPING

Covers house cleaning, house maintenance, conserving energy, household repairs, outside maintenance

HOUSING

Teaches youth ways to find affordable housing, startup housing costs, landlord responsibilities & tenant rights, neighbors

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS & PROBLEM SOLVING

Assists youth in handling everyday conversations, interactions, community services setting goals, social skills, time management, solving conflicts, anger management, peer pressure, stress management, assertiveness, decision making, bullying, hate issues, violence/gangs

EDUCATIONAL PLANNING

Helps youth sort out educational & vocational opportunities, career planning, educational forms/loans/grants, GED prep, basic computer skills

TRANSPORTATION

Helps acquaint youth with the city’s bus tokens/passes & taxi, bicycle safety/maintenance, car purchase & insurance, maps & travel agencies, airline & train travel

EMERGENCY & SAFETY SKILLS

Covers fire prevention & evacuation, storing cleaning materials, first aid, emergency services

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1910 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14210