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Youth in Transition Toolkit:


In(ter)dependent living

Daily life

Clothing care

Does the youth know how to purchase clothing, read labels, do laundry, and choose the proper clothing for various situations?

  • Awareness: Understand how to select, buy and care for appropriate clothing.
  • Exploration: Identify personal strengths, preferences, interests and needs related to clothing.
  • Preparation: Practice selecting and caring for clothing.
  • Implementation: Manage clothing choices and care as independently as possible.

Workplace readiness training

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LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Learn how to support youth in selecting and caring for clothing.

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DO: Work with youth

Find resources to help youth select and care for clothing.

Use the selection and care of clothing (PDF) from the Texas Education Agency to teach youth about appropriate interview attire and how to launder clothing in general.

Use the government of Newfoundland and Labrador's clothing module (PDF) to help youth make thoughtful choices when selecting clothing, including activities to help youth become informed consumers.

Use clothing selection and maintenance (PDF) activities from the Utah Education Network to help youth develop skills related to selecting, purchasing, cleaning and maintaining clothing.

Help youth learn the basics of laundry and clothing care with this week-by-week guide from Mom on the Side: Teaching teens laundry and clothing care

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