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Children & Teen Etiquette

Understanding the key to a child’s success involves more than traditional education; it’s about nurturing their soft skills and character. Research by esteemed institutions reveals a significant portion of professional success is due to soft skills. Soft skills include abilities such as communicating clearly, listening skills, friendliness, respect for others, empathy, using good manners, and cooperating with others. Oak City Etiquette’s programs for children and teens are designed to foster these skills, covering essential life lessons, from manners to sportsmanship, and more.

  • Soft Skills for Success: 85% of professional achievement is attributed to soft skills and people skills; only 15% comes from technical skills. These important skills start developing as young as 2 years old.
  • Comprehensive Etiquette Education: Oak City Etiquette offers diverse programs for kids and teens, developing personal character, respect and confidence.
  • Enrollment and Customization: Visit our Upcoming Events page for current class offerings, including Modern Manners Mini Sessions which highlight key elements from our comprehensive classes listed below. Enroll your child today for future success! Contact 919-886-1570 for program customization.

Programs for all ages

YOUR MANNERS MATTER NATIONAL CIVILITY PROGRAM   Ages 7-10

CIVIL SAVVY SOCIETY 
Ages 11-13

TEEN CONFIDENTIAL   Ages 14-18

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS 
K-12th Grade

Your Manners Matter National Civility Program

AGES 7-10

$425 per student

This 14-week comprehensive program, designed for ages 7-10, will give your child a solid foundation developing good manners, respect for others and self, and enhanced dining skills. This fun, hands-on learning experience provides the tools to build confidence, character, and healthy relationships. 

  • What are manners?  Why are manners important?
  • Hello and goodbye
  • Special words
  • Compliments and apologies
  • Titles, introductions, and handshakes
  • Being humble
  • Sportsmanship
  • Deference
  • Thank you
  • Setting the table and dining
  • Kind word…kind world
  • Listening
  • Phone manners and online presence
  • And much more!

This program is for children ages 7-10. There is a minimum of 10 students to hold a class. Payment in full required to reserve your spot.

Enrollment: Click on the “GET STARTED” button below and find the class you’d like. Fill out the registration form and pay.

Cancellation: This program requires a minimum number of 6 participants. If cancellation is due to a lack of participants, and the program is cancelled by the providers, a full refund will be given to all paid participants.

Participants: Any cancellation made by a participant must be in writing and received no later than 14 days before the scheduled start date. The participant will be refunded the program fee minus a $50 nonrefundable administrative fee. No refund will be made for later cancellation.


Civil Savvy Society Program

AGES 11-13

$350 per student

Our 8-week program, Civil Savvy Society, will lead your middle schooler on a journey of discovering why good manners and polite behavior matter, and how our attitudes and actions affect others, including ourselves.  This fun, interactive course teaches vital skills that will guide this special age group from “child” to “teen.” Building character, respect for self and others, and gaining confidence will empower these students to excel in social situations and in forming relationships.  A highlight of this program is the final-class dining experience to practice what has been learned!

  • Handshakes
  • Introductions
  • Titles and honorifics
  • Flag etiquette
  • Image development
  • Sportsmanship
  • Good citizenry
  • Proper dining etiquette
  • And much more!

This program is for children ages 11-13. There is a minimum of 10 students to hold a class. Payment in full required to reserve your spot.

Enrollment: Click on the “GET STARTED” button below and find the class you’d like. Fill out the registration form and pay.

Cancellation: This program requires a minimum number of 6 participants. If cancellation is due to a lack of participants, and the program is cancelled by the providers, a full refund will be given to all paid participants.

Participants: Any cancellation made by a participant must be in writing and received no later than 14 days before the scheduled start date. The participant will be refunded the program fee minus a $50 nonrefundable administrative fee. No refund will be made for later cancellation.


Teen Confidential Program

AGES 14-18

$350 per student

Teens today are dealing with increased anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, and uncertainty in the wake of a global pandemic and civil and moral decline. Our 8-week program, Teen Confidential, guides teens in navigating the unique issues facing them at school, in social settings, and preparing for college and career. By understanding WHY and HOW their actions NOW affect their near- and long-term future, teens can improve decision-making skills. Better decisions build self-confidence and self-respect. Studies show over and over that people who develop these essential “soft” skills have greater success in all areas throughout life.

Each session promotes essential life skills to equip your teen to thrive both now and in the future. Make sure your teen has the advantage by joining our program!

  • Effective communication
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Image development
  • Healthy relationships
  • Financial responsibility
  • Social etiquette
  • Dining finesse
  • Interview skills
  • Digital etiquette
  • And much more!

This program is for teens, ages 14-18. There is a minimum of 10 students to hold a class. Payment in full required to reserve your spot.

Enrollment: Click on the “GET STARTED” button below and find the class you’d like. Fill out the registration form and pay.

Cancellation: This program requires a minimum number of 6 participants. If cancellation is due to a lack of participants, and the program is cancelled by the providers, a full refund will be given to all paid participants.

Participants: Any cancellation made by a participant must be in writing and received no later than 14 days before the scheduled start date. The participant will be refunded the program fee minus a $50 nonrefundable administrative fee. No refund will be given for later cancellation.


After-School Enrichment Program

GRADES K-12

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Oak City Etiquette offers after-school enrichment programs for schools and communities.  These age-appropriate programs generally include a 1-hour lesson with fun activities to engage students in learning valuable skills and build character. These programs are customized for your group. Please inquire today to discuss how we may assist you in shaping our next generation of leaders!

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