Word and Mouth teaching youth adulting basics

By Ashlea Witoslawski

Youth committee Word and Mouth is putting on an event this Saturday, teaching all young people the basics of growing up and gaining independence as an adult.

Adulting for Dummies will host 30-minute workshops by local experts on the topics of budgeting, changing a spare tyre, housing questions and basic cooking.

The idea was first discussed by the committee a few years ago and raised again due to results from Greater Shepparton City Council’s Youth Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2022 survey.

Aimed at young people aged 16-22, Word and Mouth project manager Jim Gow said the event was about what ‘‘young people want to know’’.

‘‘It’s the things young people don’t know and need the answers to,’’ Mr Gow said.

Being held for the first time, Mr Gow said the event had received positive attention so far.

‘‘It’s all coming together at the moment and it’s really got people talking with a lot of positive comments online,’’ he said.

Education partner GOTAFE will also be present on the day, providing various workshops through their Skills and Jobs Centre.

Adulting for Dummies is on Saturday, June 16, from 9am to 5pm at The McIntosh Centre at Shepparton Showgrounds. The event is open to all ages and costs $5 per person.