For the first time ever the Boys and Girls Club of Vernon hosted an event geared toward preparing area seniors for the real world after high school graduation, a partnership with Vernon College called “Adulting Day”.
A total of 150 students from Vernon, Harrold, Northside and Crowell ISD participated in four sessions of their choice from a possible 15.
The sessions varied from basic self-defense, cooking in a dorm room, resume writing and interviewing skills among others.
“Our hope is that after today [Tuesday] they will just have needed life skills, they learn to do laundry, how to sew, basic skills that are needed in life so they can be successful adults,” Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Vernon Sarah Hernandez said.
At the end of the day, two students received scholarships, one valued at $1,000 from Vernon College and another valuing $500 from The Boys and Girls Club to be used at a college or trade school of their choice.
Hernandez hopes this event will grow in the years to come.