I Am My Sister is now offering life skills, finance and wellness classes for the community. IAMS has partnered with community agencies and schools to obtain referrals but also receives walk in's for registration of the classes. Classes are offered based off of registrants per quarter.
Statistics show that 2 out of 3 students are unprepared for life after high school and is proving that far too many students lack the social and transitional skills needed to adequately enter the “real world” and cope with the demands of everyday adult life. Research continues to show that this is especially true for students with special needs, students who are at-risk, and students who are part of a minority. With more than 65% of students being unprepared to take on life and/or social success, I Am My Sister has developed curriculum's to begin to bridge gap and prepare the community.
According to Bill Vicary of President of Life Skills U, life skills, also called soft skills or people skills, are taught by parents and grandparents. Because of a shift in our American culture, in many cases these skills are not being taught in school or learned at home effectively. Therefore, there is a “needs gap” for today’s youth and adults to learn and understand the importance of life skills, especially as it relates to their career.
Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford Research Center, has concluded that 85 percent of job success comes from having well developed life skills. Therefore, only 15 percent of job success comes from technical knowledge (hard skills).
I Am My Sister is here to assist in closing the gap using the Cognitive Based Curriculum of Life Skills through ACCI.