Life Skills

Jared’s interest in cars led him to get  some hands-on experience through a Learning Web apprenticeship at Diane’s Downtown Auto.

An interest in cars led this apprentice to get some hands-on experience through a Learning Web apprenticeship at Diane’s Downtown Auto. He is now a paid member of Diane’s team!

The Life Skills Program is limited to young people age 14-21 who are living in family foster-care homes, and who are directly referred by the Tompkins County Department of Social Services.  Life Skills services are an adaptation of both services offered in our Community & Career Exploration & Apprenticeship Program (CCEAP) and our Youth Outreach Program.  The Life Skills Program addresses the independent living needs of these young people.

Using a long-term approach, Life Skills youth are engaged in our program and offered an array of services and activities. The program creates community connections for these young people, preparing them for success as they transition to independence.

Learn more about Life Skills services and Frequently Asked Questions.