Portland School Offers Lessons in 'Adulting'

Eric Scheiner | May 16, 2017

"Looking for a job is the ultimate 'Oh, (bleep) you're an adult,'" Molly Haskell tells WGME-TV.

For those who may have never sought employment until after college graduation, there is help available. Millennials that need to learn ‘adulting’ are now getting some classes.

According to WGME, The Adulting School in Portland, Maine is open for business. Co-founders Rachel Weinstein and Katie Brunelle say it can best be described as a modern-day home economics class.

The school caters to people who are 21 years or older.

The Adulting School focuses on six topics: money, work, building relationships, community, health and wellness and do it yourself.

The fact that school exists is not as quite as shocking as what Millennials told WGME about the classes.



"Bills, social life, not being a kid, I don't know - it's a concept you're not ever really taught about," Courtney Greenwood, said.

Bills and not being a kid when your over 21, sounds like simple responsibility.

"It looks really interesting. I think it could be very beneficial for our generation," Kelcey Briggs said.

There are others whose reactions to the idea of adulting lessons are less positive.

"It's kind of sad, to be honest, that that needs to be available, 'cause you go through life and you learn," said a University of New England student.

"No, I want to be a kid forever, so I will not accept it," added another.

The school instructs on things like what an interest rate is, how to balance your accounts and manage your debt.

To help improve students' chances of getting a job, the school provides how-to classes for resume building and job interviewing skills.

"[New employers] just tell you, ya know, you're going to have benefits and make sure you know what you're doing and we really don't know," Briggs said.

Do it yourself is the topic featuring the largest variety of classes. Classes range from things like how to change the oil in a car, or how to create your own face moisturizer.

"Change my oil? No. I know where to go to get an oil change,” Greenwood said.

For the complete WGME report click here.