Jackson Street offers Independent Living Skills sessions in the Fall and Spring of each year in both Linn and Benton Counties. Sessions are open to youth ages 15-18.
Jackson Street staff and community volunteers come together to provide practical life skills to help youth become more independent and learn necessary life skills to improve their self-sufficiency. Topics taught include job skills, basic budgeting and shopping on a budget, the ins-and-outs of renting an apartment, healthy relationships, and basic household maintenance.
There is no enrollment fee for these sessions, but food and raffle prizes are provided weekly. Drop-in as you’re able, but participants who make a commitment and attend all 5 sessions will graduate with a certificate of completion and a gift card to a store of their choice. These sessions are held once a week for 1-2 hours.
Interested in learning more? Contact our staff!
Benton County: Courtney Boyles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Linn County: Chelsea Van der Zwan at email@example.com