Independent Living

From foundational skills like navigating public transportation and maintaining a healthy diet to more complex skills like managing personal finances, the development of independent living skills is an essential element of success during and after college. 

Skill Advancement - College Steps works to incorporate the development of these skills into each student’s ICP. The refinement of these skills has the secondary benefit of enhancing a student’s self-advocacy, communication skills, and overall level of self-esteem.

Dedicated Seminars - In addition to fostering the development of independent living via on and off campus activities, College Steps also offers weekly independent living courses at each of the colleges in which we partner. 

Professional Expertise - College Steps’ independent living curriculum provides access to local professionals who regularly present on their areas of professional expertise and provide helpful tips for the benefit of College Steps scholars (e.g., financial planning experts, nutritionists, personal trainers, etc.).