Youth etiquette classes are a priority for our school because we believe investing in our future generation of young people is one of our essential duties. It is the only way to ensure a constructive and civilized future. If our children are not taught proper etiquette, manner skills, and techniques, we should not be surprised if their manners are not living up to our expectations. Good social skills are not innate or inherited. They are taught, learned, and practiced. If they are not introduced early, it is difficult to convey the relevance of considering others later.
Our youth etiquette classes are designed to address the age-appropriate needs of the students. Each program is specifically designed to discuss issues and choices that are currently present or on the horizon. This allows the students to think about how they will make decisions and handle future situations when they present themselves. For example, we discuss bullying. Young people bully because they are insecure about themselves and the environments they are experiencing. They bully to put the attention on others because they feel inept. Young people who understand what is expected of them rarely bully. They don’t need to because they are more secure and confident in themselves. Our programs build this confidence.
This program is an introduction to etiquette. The program focuses on manners and basic social skills. We discuss the importance and relevance of doing things a certain way and the develop an understanding of why manners matter.
This program focuses on how to be polite. It stresses the choices and skills necessary to be effective in certain situations. We discuss how to speak to adults and be respectful, in this program. We introduce traditional skills and good practices. (Ex. Cell phone, texting)
This program ventures into more detail on how to present oneself. How to introduce and present a positive first impression are stressed. Questions are answered about dating, social media, public speaking, how to get ready for an interview, and how to prepare for college and the corporate world is also introduced.
This program focuses on getting young people ready for the adult world. Questions are answered about appropriate dress, interviewing, networking and the corporate world. It is designed to get the students prepared for what is expected of them professionally and socially. This program instills the social and professional polish to the student getting ready to launch.
“Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.” Horace Mann