Four youth participated in the On Their Own and Okay program offered by ISU Extension and Outreach – Story County on March 23 at the Community Center in Collins. Through activities and conversation, youth discussed the importance of family rules, explored ways they might fill their time while on their own, recognized steps to take to be safe when home on their own for a short time and what to do in case of an emergency. Participants prepared a simple lunch and a pudding parfait snack to share with their adult at the end of the program. This provided additional time for the student to share with their adult about their day and continue the conversation about being on their own safely for a short time. Photo Contributed