Building confidence and esteem in young people
by virtue of
Grace. Etiquette. Manners.



 


Building confidence and esteem
in young people by virtue of
Grace. Etiquette. Manners.



 


Building confidence and esteem in young people
by virtue of Grace. Etiquette. Manners.



The GEM Curriculum


  • Public Courtesies

    Party manners, guest and host etiquette, language of courtesy, situational specific etiquette, appropriate titles, and introductions.

  • First Impressions

    Greetings, punctuality, hand shaking, seating, escorting, appropriate dress, poise, and posture.

  • Civility

    Making conversation, accepting compliments and criticism, asking forgiveness, social media netiquette and online safety, managing conflict, self advocacy.

  • Gratitude and Correspondence

    The art of giving and receiving gifts, thank you notes and written correspondence.

  • Friendship, Family, and Loyalty

    Compassion, responsibilities for citizenship in family, school, and community, nonverbal communication, sportsmanship, phone and text etiquette, bullying, making and keeping confidences and promises, accepting consequences.

  • Ladies and Gentlemen in Social Graces

    Mutual respect, dancing, escorting, extending, accepting, and declining invitations, social media safety.

  • Dining Etiquette

    Table manners will be practiced in formal and informal settings during class as meals will be provided. Additional topics include: setting and clearing a table, using utensils, and self service at a buffet. The final class will be a culmination and celebration of the season’s lessons with a formal multi course dinner.

Course Offerings


Fourth Graders

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Fifth and Sixth Graders

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Seventh and Eighth Graders

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Sixth through Eighth Graders

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The GEM Difference

  • Modern Approach

    Our program for today’s youth will incorporate instruction with role plays, discussion, practice and multimedia. Our curriculum focuses on the etiquette of everyday situations as well as special occasions.

  • Hands On

    Small class sizes enable us to provide the best, most personal instruction. Dinner is served at every class; table manners are taught and practiced in context.

  • Location

    Classes will be held at Mpishi Restaurant on Daniel Island. Directions

Contact Us

Special requests, lessons, and etiquette dinners

GEM is pleased to offer instructional etiquette dinners for your small or large group. Please contact GEM to discuss the needs of your group.


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