Legacy Youth Life Skills Self-Assessment
For all youth who are members of the Legacy Project, ages 14 and above. Please answer all of the following questions below to the best of your ability.
Youth's Name *
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Youth's Age *
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Permanency
Education
I am enrolled in school and am on track to receive my diploma.
If no, I am enrolled in a GED Program.
I have an adult in my life who cares about how I am doing at school or work.
I plan to attend college or vocational school.
I know the first steps to take to start applying for college or vocational school.
I know where I can get tutoring or other help with school work.
I know how to find financial aid to help pay for my education or training.
I have talked about my education plans with an adult who cares about me.
I know how to get the documents I need for school or work, such as my Social Security card, Birth Certificate, and proof of child welfare.
I know what type of education (college, trade school) I need for the work I want to do.
Transportation
I have access to transportation to get to work or school.
I know the steps I need to take to get a driver's license.
I have a driver's license.
Employment
I know how to develop a resume.
I have a resume.
I know at least two people I can use for references for a job.
I know how to fill out a job application.
I know how to prepare for a job interview.
I know what clothes I should wear to an interview.
Money Management
I have been involved in volunteer service or an internship.
I can fill out a W-4 payroll exemption form when I get a job.
I know the steps I need to take to open a checking and/or savings account.
I have a checking and/or savings account.
I know how to develop a budget that I am able to maintain and follow.
I know where I can get help with an income tax form.
I get to school or work on time.
I can take criticism and direction at school or work without losing my temper.
I get my work done and turned in on time.
I have access to a computer and /or the internet.
I know how to use my email account.
I have a telephone number / cell phone
Healthy Relationships
I know at least one adult, other than my CASA, Caseworker, or GAL, who would take my call in the middle of the night if I had an emergency.
There is at least one adult I trust who would be legally allowed to make medical decisions for me and advocate for me if I was unable to speak for myself.
I know the signs of an abusive relationship.
I know the signs of people bullying me online.
My relationships are free from hitting, slapping, shoving, being made fun of, or name calling.
Self Care
I know how to do my own laundry.
I keep my living space clean.
I know the products to use when cleaning the bathroom and kitchen.
I have a place to go when I feel unsafe.
I believe my relationships with others will help me succeed.
I know an adult I could live with for a few days or weeks if I needed to.
I can make meals with or without using a recipe.
I bathe (wash up) daily.
I can take care of my own minor injuries and illnesses.
I brush my teeth daily.
I know how to get health insurance when I am older than 18.
I know where to find a doctor or dentist.
I know when I should go to the emergency room instead of the doctor's office.
I know ways to protect myself from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
I know how to prevent getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant.
I know where to go to get information on sex or pregnancy.
I know how to get the benefits I am eligible for, such as Social Security, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Education and Training Vouchers (ETV).
I have at least one trusted adult who would visit me if I were in the hospital.
I know at least one adult I can depend on when I exit care.
I know an adult who could act like a grandparent, aunt or uncle to my children now or my future children.
I have friends I like who help me feel valued and worthwhile.
I have friends or family to spend time with.
I am a part of a family and we care about each other.
I can get in touch with at least one family member when I want to.
I show others that I care about them.
I have a good relationship with a trusted adult I like and respect.
I feel I am ready for the next phase of my life.
Most days, I am proud of the way I am living my life.
Most days, I feel I have control of how my life will turn out.
There is at least one adult that I have regular contact with, other than my CASA, Case Worker, or GAL, who live in stable safe housing.
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