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How can we help young people prepare for adulthood? Creating and promoting developmental opportunities and supports for young people helps them avoid harmful behaviors and develop the competencies, confidence, values, and social connectedness they need to transition positively to adulthood.

This Toolkit for youth work professionals and program planners offers a curated collection of activities, curricula, and other resources aimed at supporting the transition to adulthood.

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP): Adulthood Preparation

Federal and state grants may include PREP topics as part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Grantees may be required to educate adolescents on at least three adulthood preparation subjects. Federal resources include: