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All 7th-12th grade students are invited to attend Adulting 101: Life Skills for Teens, COVID Edition and attend virtual Zoom classes.
Register through https://wpl.beanstack.org/ to attend as many virtual classes as you would like for 5 weeks every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday in September to earn activity badges.
You do not have to attend every class to participate, however, students who attend all 15 virtual classes and earn all 5 activity badges will be entered into a raffle to win a $500 Cash Scholarship sponsored by Friends of the Woodland Public Library. Random raffle prizes will be drawn each week during Adulting 101.
You must be able to register through Zoom with a valid email account. All classes will be recorded and made available for viewing afterward. Students do not have to turn on their video/audio however attendance will be recorded for each class.
Adulting 101 is brought to you by the City of Woodland Public Library, Measure J, and Friends of the Woodland Public Library.
Week One: Media Matters
Wednesday 9/2 @ 4:30, Fake News & Mainstream Media- How to be an informed citizen through reading and research with Rhea Gardner, Master in Library and Information Science and the Woodland Public Library Teen Advisory Board.
Thursday 9/3 @ 4:30, Why Start Networking- The importance of networking to further your career goals with Anne Davis, CEO of Davis East Consulting Firm for non-profit organizations.
Week Two: College & Careers
Wednesday 9/9 @ 4:30, How To Get A Job- The full job application process from resume to interview and after with Rachael Smith, Senior Human Resources Analyst (presented by Rhea).
Thursday 9/10 @ 4:30, Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting College And How Do I Even Apply?- College knowledge and tips given by real college students and graduates of the UC Davis Early Academic Outreach Program.
Saturday 9/12 @ 11 AM, Rights of Minors- Your rights and the criminal justice system with Melinda Aiello, Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney.
Week Three: Financial & Physical Health
Wednesday 9/16 @ 4:00, Back To School Rally- Test your knowledge of money and budgeting with Travis Credit Union.
Thursday 9/17 @ 4:30, Building Your Finances- Organize your finances, avoid debt, build credit, and establish savings with Anthony Volkar, Financial Counselor for Travis Credit Union.
Friday 9/18 @ 4:30, Yoga For Stress Relief- Stretch it out with Amber Irfan, Yoga Enthusiast for the Woodland Library.
Saturday 9/19 @ 11 AM, Dancing For Health & Happiness- Wake up and dance with Coco, Zumba Instructor.
Week Four: Civic Engagement & How to Vote
Wednesday 9/23 @ 4:30, Civic Engagement- Meaningful, intentional, and successful impact as an elected official with Rogelio Villagrana, Woodland Joint Unified School District Board Trustee.
Thursday 9/24 @ 4:30, Voter Registration- Learn how to vote with Mari Perla, The League of Women Voters.
Saturday 9/26 *Special Event*, Youth Empowerment Summit- Learn all about the election process with the Yolo County Elections Office.
Week Five: Activism, Anti-Racism, & Mental Health
Wednesday 9/30 @ 4:30, Activism & Anti-Racism- Candid conversations about race, racism, and how to be an ally with Tessa Smith, Family Partner/Outreach Specialist and Mental Health Services.
Thursday 10/1 @ 4:30, Mental Health & Self-Care- Take care of your mental health with Tessa Smith, Family Partner/Outreach Specialist and Mental Health Services.
Saturday 10/2 @ 11 AM, Peace of Art- Find inner peace through paint with Rhea, The Painting Librarian.