June 8, 2020 | By: Seth Riker
Lexington, Ky.

Does babysitting belong on a resume? Can healthy meals come from a box? How do credit cards work? Such questions are common for high school students, and the University of Kentucky is providing answers with a new online program.  

This summer, UK is launching “Adulting 101,” an online life skills course for teenagers. Over the course of eight weeks, participants will learn and apply a variety of workable advice from UK educators and UK Cooperative Extension Specialists.   

“Providing practical answers to real-life questions is what Extension does best,” said Jennifer Hunter, extension professor and assistant director of family and consumer sciences. “We are thrilled to bring our community programming to teens across Kentucky and beyond.”  

Beginning June 16, the online course will cover topics such as cooking and nutrition, financial management, online safety, roommate etiquette and more.  

"For many teens, life skills are either learned ‘on the fly’ or they fall through the cracks altogether,” said Carmen Agouridis, extension professor and associate dean for instruction in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “This course answers questions that may be otherwise left to Google or trial and error.” 

The cost to enroll is $29.99. For more information on Adulting 101, including the complete schedule and registration instructions, visit this link.


Danielle Donham, danielle.donham@uky.edu , 859-562-2660