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Who We Are
COURTEOUS KIDS: THE MISSION
Cultivating character and confidence in young people by providing fun, accessible curriculum that teaches manners and social skills for LIFE.
COURTEOUS KIDS: THE EVOLUTION
Courteous Kids was created in 2006 after determining that a love of children, the gift of teaching and a desire to teach hands on life skills affordably to ‘everyday kids” was the mission of its founder, Mary Beth Budz. With the assistance of Creighton Law School, Courteous Kids became a recognized 501C-3 non-profit in October 2013.
COURTEOUS KIDS: THE REVOLUTION
The mission of Courteous Kids is to provide fun, interactive curriculum to assist in building social skills for ages 4 thru 19. Courteous Kids is designed to be an affordable resource for both families and organizations.
According to The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment, “there are 4 to 6 million students who are at risk for developing anti-social behaviors. No school can afford to neglect basic etiquette and social skills. Not only can etiquette programs help curb anti-social behavior, but they also teach students the skills they need to be successful in various social milieu.”
Courteous Kids Educational Partnerships in the Omaha area include:
COURTEOUS KIDS: PROVIDING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL SKILLS AND ETIQUETTE
Courteous Kids is a program designed to provide the necessary tools to build young people’s confidence for a variety of social settings and is designed to reinforce what is taught in the home. From deciding which fork to use, to safely navigating social media tools to preparing for a job interview, students learn how to express themselves thoughtfully and respectfully through an interactive, hands-on approach to etiquette that makes it fun to learn and easy to remember for LIFE!
Socially acceptable behavior is discussed and role-played. Activities and crafts are designed to support the lesson. Food is a fundamental part of the Courteous Kids program since most activities are designed to mimic either a family gathering or a formal dinner such as an awards program or similar event. Classes are constructed by age bracket. Classes are offered as a one-time class or as a continuum. Courteous Kids utilizes classrooms available through local churches, community centers and similar venues to keep the programs affordable.Type your paragraph here.