Being on your own can be an empowering experience and learning how to enjoy it is an important part of growing up.

We’ll focus on everything from laundry, to cooking, to fixing a leaky faucet. You’ll get to explore ideas and practice skills that help you live on your own or contribute to a healthy household.

In this project, you’ll:

  • Learn how find a place to live
  • Develop skills in home maintenance and minor repairs
  • Learn how to make simple and healthy meals and snacks
  • Learn basic safety information and how to create an emergency kit

Leader’s Guide

Participant Guide

Supplemental Document


4-H Project Disclaimer

4-H Ontario is pleased to be able to provide 4-H project resources for use by volunteers in 4-H clubs. With so many topics to choose from, 4-H volunteers are trusted to use these resources to provide safe, respectful and quality programming while using their judgement to assess the appropriateness of activities for their particular group of youth.

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4-H Ontario grants permission to 4-H volunteers to photocopy these 4-H project resources for use in their local 4-H program.

All information presented in these project resources was accurate and appropriate at the time of development.

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