Phone: (402) 651-1696

Email: Info@courteouskids.org

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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:

  • OPS Elementary after school programming (Boyd, Sherman, Howard Kennedy, Bancroft, Gilder, Central Park, Indian Hill, Gomez-Heritage, Spring Lake Magnet)
  • OPS Middle School after school programming (King, MacMillan, Norris, Morton, Nathan Hale, Lewis and Clark Middle School)
  •  Home School Associations • Completely Kids • Partnership 4 Kids • UNO Business College • UNO Student Service Learning Academy Girl’s Incorporated • Great Plains Girl Scout Council • Boys and Girl’s Club • Millard Public Schools • Durham Museum Summer Program • Boy Scouts Mid-America Council • Opera Omaha Cotillion • Collective for Youth • Omaha Schools Foundation • St. Michael’s Kindness Counts Campaign-Albion, NE • Methodist College-Upward Bound Program • Nebraska Teen Tobacco-Free Coalition • Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired • Omaha YMCA’s • Creighton University TRiOs Program


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.