Modern Manners - For Grades 7 & 8
Modern Manners is our new program for older grades with a focus on building character and confidence, with discussion and practice of respect, personal responsibility and excellent manners. The program consists of a series of four sessions, each one hour and fifteen minutes in length. While our traditional Cotillion and Supper Club programs include partners and dancing, our new Manners Series allows our members to practice in smaller groups and in a setting which allows for physical distancing as necessary.
As you can see from the description, each session revolves around a particular theme which will help the children to build confidence in navigating a variety of future social and business situations.
At this age, young people begin to think about who they are, who they want to become, and the image they want the world to see. The topics presented and the skills practiced at Modern Manners will help give them food for thought, and empower them rise to a variety of occasions and leave an excellent impression behind.
Proper table manners will be part of each session allowing members to practice good posture, proper use of utensils and group conversation, all under the watchful eyes of our expert instructors. The third session will include a three course dinner for more in-depth dining skills practice. Each session will utilize fun activities, role playing, games and prizes to make both learning and practicing fun for everyone!
for grades 7 & 8
one hour and fifteen minute program
First Impressions: clothing, hair, makeup choices and stereotypes
Reputation and Personal Responsibility
Social Media, Selfies, Posts, Permissions
- everyone makes mistakes, but please don’t document it!
Peer Pressure - the five people you spend the most time with
Leadership and Example
You are in charge of who you become - be the Hero of your Story
- Dessert Served -
Special Events and Protocols:
Weddings, Funerals, Receptions, Parties
Effort and Attitude - when you don’t want to be there
Gift Giving and Receiving
How to Work a Room
- Hors d’oeuvres Served -
Advanced Place Settings - Multi Course Meals
Proper use of Utensils
Banquet and Restaurant Manners
Being a good Guest/Host
Table Conversation - topics to choose and to avoid
The Bill and the Tip
- Three Course Dinner Served -
Interview Skills: Online and In Person
How to Prepare, Resumés
What to Wear and How to Decide
How to Stand Out
Thank yous and Following up - forms of communication
- Dessert Served -
To request membership in Modern Manners for your 7th or 8th Grader, simply fill out the form below. Your child will then be placed in the queue for membership in your chosen chapter. The membership fee is $400. No fees are due until your child's place has been confirmed by your volunteer chairperson. An invoice will then be sent with further details. To continue, please complete the Membership Request form.
Other programs in Manners Series:
Simply Social for 3rd & 4th Grades
Edible Etiquette for 5th & 6th Grades