Do you own a car? This breakout is all about how to take care of your car including some practical skills like changing a flat tire, learning about tire pressure, and other basics.
Convo with a Cop and Keepin' It HOT!- Diamondhead Fire Department & Hancock Sheriff's Department
These two mini sessions give you an opportunity to meet and greet those that protect and serve in our community. Have a candid conversation with a cop about Interacting with Law Enforcement, what happens if you are caught drinking underage, Myth Busting, and a Q&A with officers.
Keep it HOT and learn some practical experience using a fire extinguisher along with learning the different classes of fires and fire safety tips.
OMG! Do You Know How to Drive?- Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Have you ever wondered how some people got a driver's license? Mississippi Department of Transportation will cover some common sense (common sense is not so common) traffic rules that you may not have been taught in your typical Driver's Ed course. And….Four Words: SEAT BELT CONVINCER RIDE *Must have signed waiver if 18+. 17 and under need parent signature of waiver to test out the Seat Belt Convincer. The waiver will be emailed prior to Adulting Day so don't forget it!
Cooking: Microwave Mug Meals- Mimi Brown and Paige Lundgren
Join Kitchen Consultant Mimi Brown and Mrs. Paige to learn how to prepare pepperoni pizza and a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. Make your own chocolate lava cake using a few simple ingredients from around the house, a coffee mug, and your microwave! This session is on every college student's survival list.
Ramen Again? Cooking with Hancock Culinary - Hancock Culinary
Learn how to cook something other than ramen with the Hancock High School Career Tech Culinary staff. This breakout will feature some hands-on basic cooking skills
Stayin' Alive- Hands Only CPR/What to Do if someone is Bleeding (and other stuff)- Evan Duffy "American Heart Association" and Hancock Career Tech Allied Health
In these two mini-sessions, you will learn some basic emergency response skills. Learn and practice Hands Only CPR with the American Heart Association and then move on over to learn about very basic first aid skills to use in an emergency.
Money Smarts: Apply for a Loan and There's an App for That!- Amy Haygood and Amber Antoine
In these two mini sessions, you will gain some important information about your financial future. Learn what information you need and basic qualifications for applying for a loan from Amy Haygood of Trustmark Bank.
Use your Smartphone to help you manage your money! Hancock Resource Center staff will review some basic apps that can help you with budgeting and managing.
Keep Calm and Move Out/ I want it NOW! (Credit Basics)- Linda Davis and Kelly Kowalski
This is two mini-sessions about money! Are you ready to move out? Have you ever signed a lease on your own apartment? We'll go over signing a lease, security deposits (when you get it back and when you don't), pets, maintenance, vacating properly, and finally, your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
In the I want it NOW! session, we will talk about Credit! Advantages and Disadvantages of credit, Types of credit, What impacts your score, cost of credit, identity theft, and tips on how to avoid a scam.
Insurance 101 / Show Me the Money- Tax Refunds and Other Basics- Southgroup Insurance & AVL
This is two mini-sessions about protecting yourself! Insurance 101 - a word that instills fear and confusion in everyone's mind. But before you hit the snooze button after graduation, make sure you and your belongings are properly covered by insurance. You will learn key points on the different types of insurance and what questions to ask your agent.
Show Me the Money! Does the idea of filing taxes baffle you? Do you know how to fill out a Withholding certificate, the difference between a 1099 and a W-2? This mini session covers a very basic overview or tax brackets, completing withholding forms, and different employment statuses (W2 vs 1099).
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Investing) / Come In We're Open (Opening your own business)- Bailey Braswell & AVL
These two mini-sessions help you build your future! Unlock the mysteries of investing with Bailey Braswell from Edward Jones Investments. How old do you have to be to invest? How much money do you need to get started? A great starting point for building wealth. Come In, We're Open: Do you have aspirations to be your own boss? How can you turn your passion for baking or love of fishing into a money maker? An accountant from Alexander Van Loon will cover the basic steps of starting your own business.
Life Hacks- Junior Auxiliary
The epitome of "Adulting." Can you sew a button? Why do I need to separate my laundry anyway? How do I get the pizza stain out of my fav shirt? Life skills to leverage when your mom isn’t around from sewing on buttons to etiquette and professional dress.
Ace the Interview with an HR Expert / Get2College- Diane Desporte and Get to College
These session features two 15 minute sessions that help you prepare for your future. In Ace the Interview, you will meet with the Hiring Manager for a large company to learn what big business looks for in a candidate. Do you know what soft skills are? Diane Desporte from SABIC will discuss the importance of soft skills, resume tips, attire, first impressions, and the role of your digital footprint on employment. Get2College will help unsure seniors figure out the steps to their education after high school. It's April of your senior year and if you still don’t know what to do to get into college, this is the session for you.
Health Nut- Jen Marnick "Anytime Fitness"
Join Jen Marnick from Anytime Fitness to learn about healthy choices including some great relaxation stretches and strategies to live a healthier lifestyle.
"I can't even…" (Stress Management)- Gary Yarborough
Learn practical, hands on skills and tools to deal with the day to day pressures of life. You'll go through a crash course in breath work , yoga, and meditation, and discuss other healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress.
What You Need to Know About Drinking- Kurt Alexander, Jeff Capps, and Sarah Jane
In this session, Kurt Alexander from the Mississippi Alcohol and Beverage Commission will talk about Fake IDs, Minor in Possession, and other legal ramifications of underage drinking. Jeff Capps, RN, will discuss alcohol poisoning and marijuana overdoses from the viewpoint of the Emergency Room, and the Hancock County Sheriff Department's DUI Examiner will be on hand with "drunk goggles" so you can experience firsthand the risks of driving while under the influence.
How to Be A Good Person/ Don't Post That!- Jason Francis and Tiffany Maddox
Success in life is all about relationships. Join Jason Francis from Pearl River Community College to explore some basic rules" for ethics, values, and basically not being a jerk… What is a digital footprint and how can it impact your future success? Tiffany Maddox from Bay High School will talk with participants about social media dos and don'ts in the context of your future.
Love, Actually (No- For Real this is about Relationships)- Gulfcoast Center for Nonviolence
This breakout is about relationships! It may seem cute when your boo loves you so much that he/she gets mad when you talk to someone else, but NO! That could be signs of an unhealthy relationship! What is consent? Let's talk about breaking up, individuality and partnership, and helping others that may be in bad situations. Ask those embarrassing questions! These relationship professionals have answers!