Community Programs

Courteous Kids is proud to be a community collaborator with scouts and many other youth organizations, both private and public. Classes can also be arranged for groups of 10 or more for ages 4 thru 19. Private classes are also available upon request. For more information on specific Courteous Kids scout programs visit our
scouting collaborator guide page. 

eTEAquette Tea Party (ages 3-6)

This class is designed to teach proper etiquette and social skills thru story time, play, arts and crafts. Support and take home materials include a student-decorated tea cup, a place” map”, play jewelry and a “ticket” (etiquette) for the student to take home. This class can be modified to be a repeat class simply by changing themes, stories, crafts. This class excels as a continuum and is ideal for preschools and daycares. Available as Scout Collaborator program.

Courteous Kids (ages 7-12)

 An hour to hour and a half program that focuses on the basics of good social skills such as proper greetings, introductions and dining etiquette. This is accomplished thru role-playing, activities and a “mock” meal. Support materials include a bookmark and table “map” for the student to take home. Available as a Scout Collaborator program.

   2018 Summer Camps Register Now

This is an open enrollment camp offered during the summer months with a new theme and activities every year. It is also offered to schools and youth organizations for school breaks or as a multi-week program.

Each class session focuses on a particular social skill followed by a related craft. For example: communication skills. In the communication component, students learn to discern proper correspondence techniques such as email, texting or a handwritten note. Students learn the basic requirements of a well-written correspondence and then create their own stationary to take home for future use. Other areas of discussion in the communication skills session include voice tone, body language, word choices and the pros and cons of social media.

Summer camp always include core social skills such as greetings, introductions, communication skills, social media, dining skills, getting along with others and much more.


Family Dinners (all ages)

Family dinners can be arranged so the whole family is learning the same dining etiquette and can support one another in creating a pleasant dining experience. It is a fact that the hardest place to practice good manners is at home, BUT it's also the most important place to practice them. If you can practice good manners at home, you can do them anywhere, with anybody.

Dance and Dine (ages 13-17)

This class is offered as an open-enrollment program during mid to late January of every year at First Covenant Church, 90th and Dodge area. It can also be offered anytime throughout the year to organized youth groups, schools, home school associations and other community organizations at your location.

Similar to what is referred to as Cotillion in the south, Dance and Dine provides an indepth curriculum for social and dining etiquette geared towards the middle to high school level. Dance and Dine is a six to eight week program which teaches ballroom and swing dance, social skills and dining etiquette in preparation for adult activities, job and social situations. Class length varies from 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on class content. The class usually culminates with a semi-formal dinner and dance demonstration with families at one of our community partners locations such as Lo Sole Mio.  A detailed syllabus is provided at the commencement of every Dance and Dine.


Teen Camps: LEARN. DISCOVER. BECOME.
We’re all leaders of some kind and in this program we’ll help teens discover their personal qualities and styles by figuring out their True Colors! As we decode their colors/personalities through this fun interactive exercise, we’ll examine what character traits they may share with so me of the World’s great leaders. We use a variety of programs such as Franklin and Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens" and Dale Carnegie's, "Generation.Next"

Students will learn to establish goals and objectives as they develop a working resume for their high school career. We’ll guide them through the interview process so they can handle interviews confidently. 


Event Planning 101 (ages 12-19)
This class introduces students to the steps necessary to execute a successful function. It incorporates the basics of all the Courteous Kids programs (greetings, introductions, table etiquette, social etiquette, event planning, budgeting, designing and creating) to produce an actual outcome of a student-designed event. This program is offered as a stand alone or could be combined with the Dance and Dine for a more advanced class.

A quarterly “opportunity” to practice these skills could be offered at various campuses around Omaha.

We use a variety of programs such as Franklin and Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens" and Dale Carnegie's, "Generation.Next"

Students will learn to establish goals and objectives as they develop a working resume for their high school career. We’ll guide them through the interview process so they can handle interviews confidently. 

Students will learn how to work collaboratively in their choice of dance or improv acting for a class presentation on our final day, followed by our instructional fine dining luncheon.

Finally, students will discover what college could be like as we do a short daily discovery tour around a college campus. Instructional dining luncheon included. 


Basic Teen Etiquette (ages 13-19)

A one-time class that teaches the basics of social skills for teens and includes topics such as proper greetings and introductions, the art of conversation, table etiquette, tipping etiquette, restaurant lingo, proper dress, creating boutonnieres/corsages for formal events and more. Take home materials are hand-outs and boutonnieres/corsages.Type your paragraph here.

Phone: (402) 651-1696

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