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 on up! Private classes can be arranged 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.
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
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.
Family Dinners are also a great Family Night activity for schools.
Dance and Dine (grades 9-12)
This class is offered as an open-enrollment program during mid to late January of every year at various locations around the city. 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 some may know as "Cotillion" , Dance and Dine is a six week program which teaches swing dance, social skills and dining etiquette in preparation for adult activities, job and social situations. Class length is 1.5 hours. The class culminates with a semi-formal dinner and dance with families with one of our community collaborators. 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 (Grades 5 and Up)
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.
Basic Teen Etiquette (grades 9-12)
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.
Navigating Transitions Summer Camp - 2019!
The Life Launch, Navigating Transitions Camp will prepare 30 high school age youth, incoming junior to graduating seniors featuring the Habitudes curriculum by Growing Leaders. This camp is about equipping teens with emotional intelligence and grit to successfully navigate into and thru their adult life, no matter where that path might lead them . This is a four-day , three night outdoor, overnight camp located at Mahoney State Park in Ashland, NE. The goal of this camp is to teach life preparedness skills, including career options, team work skills and employment preparedness skills to Omaha area school teens.