Skills For Living

  • TX


7660 Woodway Dr.
United States

About Us

Skills For Living provides award-winning financial, career, and college-planning workshops to at-risk students and low- and moderate-income families in the Greater Houston metropolitan area. Our coaching enables participants to build wealth, find fulfilling work and educational opportunities, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty.

This summer, Skills For Living will unite 500 economically disadvantaged High School students from all across the Houston Metro area to teach them financial, career, college planning, and life skills. Once they've finished a rigorous 3 week summer course, they get to put all the new things they've learned into practice. The students do this through a 16-hour, reality simulation game at the George R. Brown Convention Center, where they "age" from 19 to 26 in one hour intervals as they interview for jobs, work, pay bills, file tax returns, complete financial statements, lease apartments, buy homes, cars, insurance and make life choices.We give students an opportunity to step into a future very different from their present and realize that with education and hard work, they can achieve their goals and dreams. Our program instills in these students a reinvigorated motivation and drive to succeed. However, in order to expose these kids to new possibilities for their future, and make this transformation happen, we need help and support from individuals like you. If you're interested in volunteering please contact Nina Mayes at 713.782.9974 or

Volunteer Opportunity Dates:

June 21-23: Sharpstown, Lee, Alief 9th Grade Center, Northbrook, Eastwood, Furr

June 28-30: Krause

July 5-7: Rice University and University of Houston

July 15-16: George R. Brown Convention Center