2022 Summer Skills Workshops

Join us for our 2022 Summer Skills Workshops, sponsored by The Ohio State University Nisonger Center’s TOPS Program. These interactive sessions run from 9:00am to 1:30pm on OSU’s Main Campus.

COST: $60 per workshop; 3 or more for $50 each

See the class descriptions below for more information:

Tuesday, June 21st: Technology 1 + Thursday, June 23: Technology 2

In a personalized, two-part session, these classes will address common technology needs and concerns of participating students. Common skills that may be addressed are email, internet navigation and safety, Microsoft programs, smartphone & tablet apps for daily life, and more.

Tuesday, June 28th: Grocery Shopping & Couponing

Students will learn how to prepare for an navigate the ins and outs of grocery shopping – with the session ending in a trip to the grocery store for a fun, interactive scavenger hunt. Students will also learn how to compare prices, determine needs vs. wants, and how to use coupons properly.

Thursday, July 1st: Eating Out on a Budget

Students will learn the proper etiquette of choosing, ordering, and consuming a healthy, budget-friendly meal at a restaurant. Table manners, tipping, and other skills will also be addressed and practiced. This session ends with lunch at a local restaurant to practice what has been learned.

Tuesday, July 5th: Safety and Community Preparedness

Students will learn how to be alert and prepared for staying safe in a community setting, including how to properly respond to possible threats or emergencies. Students will also learn how to safely navigate various transportation options in the community and the basics of self-defense and triage when encountering a potential dangerous situation.

Thursday, July 7th: Travel Training and Navigation

Students will learn how to safely and efficiently navigate using the COTA bus system, including determining the most appropriate route, bus etiquette, and troubleshooting. This session includes supervised time spent on COTA buses to practice navigational skills.

Tuesday, July 12th: Personal Wellness 1 + Thursday, July 14th: Personal Wellness 2

In a personalized, two-part session, these classes will address common wellness needs and concerns of participating students. Common skills that may be addressed are healthy eating and nutrition, developing and maintaining a successful exercise routine, navigating healthy relationships, personal hygiene, and more.

Tuesday, July 19th: Basics of Kitchen Safety

Students will learn the basics of kitchen safety in regards to food preparation, such as knife safety, stove-top cooking, and proper cleaning etiquette. Students will also learn about common foodborne illnesses and how to prevent them.

Thursday, July 21st: Making Healthy Meals & Snacks

Students will learn how to discover and prepare simple healthy meals and snacks in their home kitchens. Students will learn how to follow basic recipes and how to determine the nutritional value of oven- and stove-less meals and snacks.

For more information, please email transitions@osumc.edu.

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