“Helping Put Young People in the Driver’s Seat of their Lives”
We know young people have a lot to think about as they graduate from high school and begin their adult lives. Financial issues often become legal conflicts and we want to help youth get in front of these issues so they can successfully make decisions.
LISNS released a Youth App - under 25 financial help which has a budget calculator to assist youth with thinking about the financial implications of decisions they will be making which also have legal implications. This includes decisions around renting an apartment, purchasing a car, getting a loan, credit cards, online transactions.
LISNS is also developing a youth guide to help youth deal with these practical issues as they go into adulthood. The template for the guide is available here and we are seeking feedback from youth on information they wish to receive.
Citadel High School Law Day Event 2018
The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia partnered with Citadel High School in Spring 2018 to produce the first Law Day Event which focused on helping youth prepare for adult life. The event was successful and received very positive feedback with over 350 high school students in attendance.
We produced a series of short skits which were funny and aimed at introducing topics that students will encounter as they get ready for the adult world - pay day loans, rent, used car purchases etc. The students performed the skits.
We are pleased to share the skits and tips for putting on such an event with all high schools in the Province. LISNS is committed to improving the information available to youth to help them engage in sound decision-making and minimizing legal conflict. View the video from our law day event below.
We are pleased to offer the scripts for the skits for you to adapt and modify for your purposes:
pdf DOWNLOAD (79 KB)
Our ‘AGE MATTERS’ presentation is a great guide for teaching the relationship between age and laws:
pdf DOWNLOAD (1.66 MB)
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Our program is the first of its kind in Canada and winner of the CBA-NS 2016 Law Day Award!
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