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Grades 9-12+ | Build My Lifestyle

Build My Lifestyle is a two-session (six days each) overnight program for Grades 9-12+ deaf/hard of hearing teens and young adults seeking to be more self-reliant. Those who are 18+ will stay in adult housing and cook dinner as groups daily. 


Session A–Moving Out. Participants will master the art of basic self-care, housekeeping skills and everyday appliance usage. Learn how currency works, earning wages, and paying taxes. Pick up homeowner/tenant skills such as sewing, changing AC air filters, taking care of bills and general home care. 


Session B–Cooking 101. Ready to cook for yourself? Participants will learn to budget, plan and shop effectively. Discover various ways to prepare a delicious meal, including how to reuse leftovers rather than discard. There will also be opportunities to make some fun meals such as a date night meal, birthday dessert and more!

Grade Levels: Grades 9-10-11-12+

Dates:  Session A: Sunday-Friday June 18-23, 2023 and
Session B: Sunday-Friday June 25-30, 2023 – Choose one or both sessions 

Hours:  Overnight (drop off Sunday afternoon, pick up Friday 12 noon)

Location:  Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, TX

Host:  Statewide Outreach Center at TSD

Fee:  Please contact us at

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