As a parent, have you ever wanted to teach your child proper manners, but they just won’t listen to you? Have you ever noticed a child that has poor manners at a wedding or a formal setting that made them stand out? Well, now there’s an opportunity to teach your child and grand children the proper etiquette by someone else they will listen to. Family values are important and help children succeed in school by building confidence and self esteem as well.
Research shows that children with proper manners have better confidence and will succeed better in school and in their social environments as well. Their chances of staying in school and getting better grades improve as well. Student success in schools is based upon many factors and Communities In Schools (CISLC) has a variety of programs designed to improve student achievement.
Each child is provided an illustrated keepsake workbook, a certificate of attendance and membership in the Leadership Development Academy’s Youth and Distinction, an educational organization committed to developing lifetime leadership skills.
Communities In Schools will teach your children several common social skills they need to know. Skills like:
• Seven ingredients of a Great Introduction
• Self-Esteem and Confidence building
• Responding to Introduction
• Remember names
• Telephone Etiquette
• Addressing Grown-ups
• Courtesies that Count
• Thank You Notes
• Line Dances
CISLC workshops are for youth, parents, and their families. They are designed to not only focus on the success of the student, but to get parents involved so they can have first-hand knowledge about how to help their children succeed. CISLC will put your child in various situations such as how to response when they meet someone, how to properly order a pizza, how to compliment others, how to interact in public spaces, etc.
Sessions are held on Saturdays at the Lincoln Center in Highland Indiana from Noon – 2pm. Your child can attend as many sessions as they can, but are not required to attend all of the sessions. Walkins are welcome as long as the class is not full at the time. However, advance registration is recommended. You can sign up online at Under “Events” at www.CisLakeCounty.org or call 219-378-9114. Classes start March 26th and continue every Saturday until May 7th – just in time for Mother’s Day!
Youth with Distinction classes take place in a safe supervised environment and is presented by certified etiquette consultants of Communities In Schools of Lake County. Cost is only $15 per session for youth ages 8-14. Enrollment is limited.