Second year Laurels are looking forward to college. A great class activity is a College Prep night. We prepared a packet with several lists for survival away from home in an apartment or dorm: What to have in your medicine chest, pantry, fridge, and cupboards. Include a list of basic cleansers. A page can be attached on "Doing Your Laundry," "How to Budget," "Quick and Easy Recipes." I like to attach some basic safety rules like not admitting strangers, asking for ID, not leaving your house keys at an auto shop, always tell a friend where you will be, etc. Another helpful item is what to do for sickness - what to take for cold, cough, upset stomach and a list of things you might like to have like a screwdriver, hammer, first aid kit, and flashlight. There is a lot of room for discussion and fun story sharing. We occasionally like to throw a "College Shower" for the graduating Laurels in our Young Women's group to help them acquire some of these things. It can be an exciting and a little unnerving time for them. It's great to help them become prepared to leave home.