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What I Wish I Knew at 18 Leadership and Life Skills Course

by Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence
LifeSmart''s innovative Leadership and Life Skills program, based on What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead helps schools, parents, and mentor organizations build honorable and productive leaders and prepare students for purposeful lives of impact.
Through a combination of engaging self-assessments and dynamic group collaboration, the course offers a comprehensive vision for a successful life and provides practical wisdom for the key decisions our young people will face as adults (e.g., career, finances, marriage). It is ideally suited for schools and colleges, service/mentor organizations, parents and caregivers, and the faith community who partner in the training of teens and young adults.
Curricular resources for the program include the What I Wish I Knew at 18 book, student guide/workbook (Standard Edition and Christian Edition), and leader''s guide (Standard version and Christian version), the latter of which are available as free downloads from this website. The What I Wish I Knew at 18 Leadership and Life Skills course offers students a "real world" vision for success and develops the critical life skills needed to reach their full potential. 

The What I Wish I Knew at 18 Leadership & Life Skills course aligns with over 50 of the NASAFACS National Competencies & Standards for Family & Consumer Science. Learn how our resources can help your program fulfill your national standards criteria. CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy of WIWIK@18 - NASAFACS/FCS National Standards Alignment.

What I Wish I Knew at 18 Curriculum Slides

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Mining the Treasure in You (Personal Balance Sheet)

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Personal Leadership Foundation

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Pre- and post-course survey for the What I Wish I Knew at 18

Download the What I Wish I Knew at 18 Student Survey (PDF Format) 

New!  Middle School Leader's Guide!

Download the Middle School Leaders Guide (PDF Format) 


Christian Version

Download the What I Wish I Knew at 18 Christian Leadership and Life Skills Course Leaders Guide (PDF Format)

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