It is not uncommon for people to feel as though any help offered to them is a hand-out. Here at OUR Center, we believe in giving a hand up. However,  it’s important that you understand the difference. We’re sure you’ve heard the saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Here at OUR Center, we teach the residents of greater Longmont how to fish, metaphorically of course. We like to think that we provide those who visit OUR Center with the skills they need to be successful in the future. The personal development programs that we offer are centered around providing imperative knowledge about how to be successful not only in the occupational world, but in the world in general, and t meet your goals. We offer classes that focus on a number of different parts of adult life like financial skills, nutrition and more. Continue reading to learn more about how our personal development programs can help you to become the person you have always wanted to be.

Life Skills Classes

Often, people find that adjusting to adult life is a difficult task. While it may have seemed simple when we were children watching our parents, the many different aspects of adult life can be quite overwhelming once you are faced with them yourself. There never seems to be enough time, money or resources for us to be able to do everything we want. Our life skills classes are all inclusive. This means you can get the basic information you need about a myriad of different topics that you will need in order to be a more successful adult, from learning how to get a job with a properly written resume to maintaining a home with tasks like cooking, cleaning and organizing, you will become familiar with the basic skills required to tackle and succeed at adult life.

Financial Skills Classes

Money is one of the most complicated parts of being an adult. It takes a lot of practice for many people to learn what it means to budget and be fiscally conscious. When you take our financial skills class, you can learn everything you need to know about how to be a financial success in your everyday life. Starting with the basics, you will be taught how to balance a checkbook and make a budget. You will also uncover how to plan for unexpected expenses and save money so that every now and then you can treat yourself to something that you normally wouldn’t splurge on.

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Nutrition Classes

While it would be nice if every person was taught as a child what proper nutrition is, this simply isn’t the case. In fact, in a world of fast food chains and frozen pizzas, it’s more common than not that people become adults without realizing what their bad eating habits are doing to their bodies. We offer nutrition classes to teach about healthy eating. Learn how to grocery shop for nutritious foods, as well as how to cook delicious meals that are healthy for you.

Culinary Arts Job Training

If you want to take your nutrition classes and your life skills course a step further, we offer a class in culinary arts job training. This class will give you the techniques and knowledge you need in order to be successful working in the culinary world. You can develop job skills that will last you a lifetime and help you to become a coveted chef and culinary extraordinaire. This class if great for those who have a passion for cooking and are looking for a new career path, as well as those who want to explore their options when it comes to their future occupation.

Budget Counseling

If you know how finances work for the most part but you still find yourself struggling to manage your cashflow, budget counseling may be able to assist you. Often people have a hard time looking at their own spending habits in an objective way. A budget counselor can do this for you, showing where you need to cut back on spending in order to live comfortably. You don’t have to live from paycheck to paycheck. Let us show you how you can manage your money better than you ever imagined.

Interested In Personal Development?

If you want to better yourself by allowing OUR Center to give you the ‘hand up’ that you deserve, contact us today. We are dedicated to being a place people in the Longmont area can turn to get support and assistance. Check out what else we can do for you on our services page today.