Adulting 101

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From budgeting to self expression, this program has it all!

We strive to empower the lives of youth in the community through our variety of programs. Adulting 101 is designed to provide youth with all the tools they need to be knowledgeable adults! We want to encourage and empower youth to be their best self's. One small gesture can make a world of difference!

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Adulting 101 in 2021

​This program was designed to give youth the knowledge that they need as they evolve into adulthood. This 10 session program goes through many different topics that youth may not learn at home or in school. We want to make adulting just a little bit easier, and with this program, youth are taught life skills while also creating friendships along the way!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington's Youth Action Committee developed the idea of the Adulting 101 program to bring youth together to learn the skills needed to make adulthood easier to navigate!

For youth, by youth!


NEW sessions! Sign Up Below!

  • Adulting 101 - Cooking
    Tue., Aug. 03
    Aug. 03, 4:00 p.m.
    Trying to find cost-effective meals? Bring your appetite and ingredients online to this hands on course where we will be making two delicious dishes, sweet and sour meatballs and stir fry veggies!
  • Adulting 101 - Employement
    Aug. 05, 4:00 p.m.
    Whether you are currently looking for a job or you already have one, be sure to sign up for this interactive session where we will be discussing things like interview questions, 2nd Chance programs, resources, and much more!
  • Adulting 101 - Communicating Your Needs
    Jul. 29, 4:00 p.m.
    Whether you've participated in a previous communication session or not, this interactive discussion will open your mind to a whole new way of being strong and communicative. For you people pleasers out there, we know that this is the session for YOU!
  • Adulting 101 - Investing
    Tue., Jul. 27
    Jul. 27, 4:00 p.m.
    If you have an interest in money and budgeting, this course is for you. Whether you've participated in a previous budgeting session or not, all are welcome! Join us in taking a deep dive into the world of investing.
  • Adulting 101 - Suicide Awareness
    Jul. 22, 4:00 p.m.
    Join this session to learn about suicide prevention, how to support your peers, and what resources are available to you! Participate to raise awareness and get your questions answered.
  • Adulting 101 - Accepting Life and Death
    Jul. 20, 4:00 p.m.
    This one-of-a-king session will walk you through how to practice 'little deaths', what questions to ask when planning and how to plan, and how to show up for people that are dying and people that are grieving. And on a more educational side, learn about what your end of life options are in Ontario.
  • Adulting 101 - Self Expression
    Jul. 15, 4:00 p.m.
    Participating in this session will allow you to connect to and create a dragonfly which symbolizes wisdom, light, transformation and adaptability. No previous artistic experience necessary!
  • Adulting 101 - Languages (Spanish)
    Jul. 13, 4:00 p.m.
    Have you ever wanted to speak another language? Well, why not get started now? Join this introductory Spanish session and learn some basic phrases!
  • Adulting 101 - Physical Activity
    Jul. 08, 4:00 p.m.
    With COVID reducing our ability to get out of the house, we know that many of you would benefit from this physical activity session! Find out how to create a routine, simple at-home workouts, and more! Let's work together and get that heart-rate up!
  • Adulting 101 - Consent
    Tue., Jul. 06
    Jul. 06, 4:00 p.m.
    You've probably learned about consent in school but, it never hurts to get some more information on this topic! This light-hearted, informative session will allow you to improve your knowledge on what it means to be respectful and accepting.

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Join youth in Centre Wellington just like you who are passionate and dedicated about bringing youth together in an environment of acceptance and inclusion to discuss topics that matter to them, plan activities in the BHive and have fun!

Because no matter how you slice it, growing up is fun and can also be very hard!
Reach out to our Youth Ambassador Lead to find out how you can get make a difference!

YouthTALK, associated with Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, is a program for youth that promotes positive mental health and wellness, and educates peers about stigma reduction, resiliency building, positive coping (and more).



We are so happy that other youth groups in Guelph and Wellington County got excited about Adulting 101 and decided to get involved.
Many people have volunteered their time to facilitate sessions for the youth and we greatly appreciate your support!

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Integrated Youth Services Network

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University of Guelph

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East Wellington Community Services

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington

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Canadian Mental Heath Association Waterloo Wellington

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YMCA-YWCA of Guelph

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Minto Mental Health


Shelldale Family Gateway

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