Adult 101: City of Hattiesburg aims to teach young residents how to be grown-ups

Published 1:27 pm Sunday, January 6, 2019

HATTIESBURG — These kids. What can you do about them? One Mississippi city is aiming to not just complain about seemingly helpless young adults, but is actually working to do something about it.

Their message is simple: Can’t sew on a button or don’t know much about life insurance?

Adulting 101 — a series of classes about skills grown-ups should know but might never have learned — is for you.

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The Hattiesburg American reports that the Hattiesburg Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the classes from Jan. 8 through Feb. 12

The courses are on basic self-defense, financial planning, basic sewing skills, basic car maintenance, resume and interview skills and communication and stress management skills.

Mayor Toby Barker says the courses are designed to help Hattiesburg attract and retain young professionals. They are open, though, to grown-ups of any age.