On Their Own and OK

On Their Own & OK builds skills in youth, and incorporates ways for adults in the home to support this step towards independence. Youth can develop their self-care skills to make good decisions while staying home alone. With adequate education from parents, teachers, and community partners, young people can develop confidence in the skills they need for staying home alone safely.


On Their Own & OK reinforces how to act in an emergency, helps young people handle boredom without technology, recommends age-appropriate chores, and includes plans for a family celebration to continue to strengthen family relationships.

Program Offerings

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 from 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Cass County Community Building (805 W 10th Street in Atlantic)

Cost: $15 per youth 

Register: Cass County Extension 805 W 10th Street in Atlantic,  or call 712-243-1132.

RSVP is required by August 13th to order books and supplies for the class. Class size is limited to the first 20 youth- register early! Youth Medical Release Forms and payment must be turned in before the class starts.