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.

On Their Own and OK to be offered in Van Buren County

On Their Own and OK will be offered on Monday, November 27th, in Keosauqua at the Van Buren County Extension Office. The deadline to register is November 20th. 

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: $15 includes all materials, snacks, and lunch. Financial assistance is available. 

Who: All youth in grades 4th-6th (4-H membership not required)

4-H members register in 4honline under the "events tab" in 4honline

Non-4-H members please call 319-293-3039 or email jbathje@iastate.edu