Imagine the Possibilities

Concurrent Program Session

How to Adult: Teaching Life Skills to Teens

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 201 ABC

It’s no secret that teens need life skills to survive in the real world. Libraries are already celebrated as learning institutions – we offer books and resources to expand the fountain of knowledge, but what about soft skills? We’re here to tell you that libraries can help with that too! By starting a Life Hacks workshop series for teens at your library, you will be preparing teens for success in the real world.

An online version of this concurrent program session will be presented during the PLA 2018 Virtual Conference on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 10:15–11:15 AM Eastern.

At the end of this session, participants will:

1: Know how to foster community engagement through partnerships with local organizations that serve youth
2: Plan and implement a series of life skills workshops for teens in their community, with or without a funding source
3: Apply findings in the YALSA Future's Report to their library programming in a practical way

The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.

This session will have: High interaction (examples: facilitated discussion; small group collaborative work; hands-on activity or application)

Track: Imagine

Tags: Serving Youth, Information Literacy, Partnerships and Collaboration, Programming/Services, Young Adult Services, Youth Services


Presenters

Kayla Marie Figard, Teen Services Librarian
San Mateo County Libraries - Belmont Library , Belmont , CA

Kayla Marie Figard has been working in libraries since she was a teen and now she is living her dream, working with San Mateo County teens to help them succeed every day. Biz Tanner has been following her passion by advocating for and working with LA County teens since 2008. Erik Berman is doing what he loves by helping San Jose teens learn, grow, and explore new technologies and ideas.

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