After School Social Emotional Skills and Etiquette Classes for Kids and Teens

Why is it important for Children and Young Adults?

Social skills and good manners are essential to maintain good and healthy relations with those around us. It teaches us that other people matter, and they deserve respect and kindness. Social skills and manners also helps them find their place in society and make connections with other people. The scientific journal, Child Development, conducted an analysis of 33 studies and found that “Teaching kids social and emotional skills leads to an average 11 percentile-point gain in their academic performance over six months compared to students who didn’t receive the same instruction.” They also found that students ranging from kindergarten through high school who have these skills tend to form bonds with teachers and peers more easily. The child who has not assimilated proper social and communication skills runs the risk of going through life without the right baggage.

 

About the Program

A three-session program designed to empower children, tweens and teens by maximizing awareness and knowledge of social skills, civility, leadership skills and proper etiquette. Classes are fun and interactive with a variety of presentations and activities specifically designed for each age group, but the core content is the same. Family involvement is highly encouraged through take-home handouts for the child and for the parent with information and tips to reinforce social skills, positive attitudes towards learning and applying good manners. The program can be offered on a private, one-on-one basis, small groups, or to schools and private organizations for their students or members.

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Programs

SocialKids

(Ages 7-10)

Tuesdays 3:30pm – 6pm

Featuring 3 sessions of 2.5 hours of instruction for three consecutive weeks.

Price: $225 per Student

A sample of topic covered Include:

  • Basic manners for home, school, and public places
  • Proper meeting, greeting, and introductions
  • Importance of respect, empathy, trust and fairness
  • Looking and feeling good, good and bad impressions
  • Conversation and communication skills
  • Table manners, proper use of utensils and table setting
  • Friendships and bullies, the importance of being thoughtful, fair and kind

 

 

 

SocialTweens

(Ages 11-14)

Mondays 4:30pm – 7pm

Featuring 3 sessions of 2.5 hours of instruction for three consecutive weeks.

Price: $225 per Student

A sample of topics covered include:

  • Etiquette for home, school and public places
  • Body language, nonverbal communication and first impressions
  • Learning how to project confidence
  • Looking and feeling good: good and bad impressions
  • Importance of respect, empathy, trust and fairness
  • Table Manners: Continental and American style of dining
  • Cell phone and phone etiquette
  • Etiquette in social media
  • Leadership, character and life skills
  • Conversations and communication skills: starting, holding and ending a conversation
  • Friendships, frenemies and bullies
  • Being a Good Guest and Hospitable Host
  • Invitations and Thank You Notes
  • Presentations and public speaking

 

 

 

SocialTeens

(Ages 15-17)

Thursdays 4pm – 6:30pm

Featuring 3 sessions of 2.5 hours of instruction for three consecutive weeks.

Price: $225 per Student

Sample of topics covered include:

  • Etiquette for home, school and public places
  • Body language, nonverbal communication and first impressions
  • Learning how to project confidence
  • Importance of respect, empathy, trust and fairness
  • Table Manners: Continental and American style of dining
  • Cell phone and phone etiquette
  • Etiquette in social media
  • Leadership, character and life skills
  • Conversations and communication skills: starting, holding and ending a conversation
  • Dress, grooming and personal hygiene
  • Being a Good Guest and Hospitable Host
  • Presentations and public speaking
  • Interviewing tips for college and job interviews

Tuition: $225 per child, which includes a light lunch on our dining etiquette class, a certificate of completion, and handouts. Space is limited to 10 children.

* Any dietary needs (please indicate on registration form)

By registering for a Social Skills and Etiquette class, you agree to allow photos and/or video of your child to be used in Vanessa Bolet’s marketing including but not limited to public internet marketing.

Note, we will never post or mention your child’s name.