Etiquette for Youth - Teens, Children, Students, Boys, Girls
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The Etiquette School of Tennessee (TEST), a nonprofit organization, is devoted to helping students in the development of their character, social, dining and personal grooming skills.  These skills build self-confidence and allow one to attain their fullest social and leadership potential. Social skills are the great equalizer and transcend economic status, academic achievement and race.

Our mission is to offer educational etiquette (pronounced et-i-kit or et-i-ket) that instructs students with knowledge, skills and confidence in manners, character building and etiquette for the 21st century that will contribute to their success for a lifetime.

WE MIND THEIR MANNERS.Etiquette for Youth - Teens, Children, Students, Boys, Girls
At TEST we believe manners should be a part of every student's education. Good manners consist of much more than just knowing what fork to use at dinner. It includes social etiquette, communication skills, poise, character building and learning how to handle any situation with grace, kindness, and intelligence.

Our curriculum has been incorporated into schools in Tennessee and Arkansas.  If you are a parent, a teacher or an administrator, make it a part of your school, program, college or university, today.

Today's parents and educators acknowledge the great need for character education and social skills training but because of today's busy lifestyles, they don't always have time to teach it themselves. Our programs reinforce your goal to teach your students the etiquette skills they need to use at home, in social settings and in building great relationships throughout their lives.

When they know the etiquette rules and social skills, students can feel more confident in any situation. This confidence leads to a healthy self- esteem that will contribute to their successful interaction with adults, peers, and most importantly, themselves.

Our program teaches students how to make lasting first impressions through poise, body language and personal grooming. Students are taught the art of making conversation, as well as tips on handling introductions and learning the proper way to shake hands.  The training covers informal and formal dining manners, social interactions and how to handle themselves appropriately in different situations and in setting. They are instructed in problem solving skills, handling conflicts, bullying and situations that make them uncomfortable.

Students also learn how etiquette and manners relate to the electronic world, such as telephone manners, cell phone know-how, e-mail and internet etiquette.

Our lessons are designed to be fun, using hands-on exercises because we know when students are actively involved, learning is more enjoyable and memorable.

We teach how the character traits of kindness, respect, trustworthiness and self-control help students have good manners. We help them learn etiquette principles and skills that will give them confidence and that extra edge needed in the "real world."

  • Character Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Meeting People
  • Personal Grooming
  • Party Behavior
  • Netiquette
  • Telephone Etiquette
  • Dining Skills
  • Thank-You Notes
  • Shopping Savvy (age appropriate)
  • Dating Skills (age appropriate)
  • College and Job Interviewing (age appropriate)
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