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January 4, 2016

ACS Close to Home Girls Get a Lesson in Etiquette

Do you know how to hold a fork and knife? How to set a table? The young women at the Administration for Children’s Services’ (ACS) Close to Home program do. On Monday, January 4th, certified etiquette consultants, Kim Doldron and Brenda Doldron, led a workshop that covered everything from dining to social etiquette.

Through an etiquette game, the teens learned proper dining etiquette rules, such as what a proper table set up looks like, what utensils to use during meals, and how to hold a glass. The girls also learned proper social etiquette, such as how to introduce themselves to others. Appropriate apparel was covered particularly for an interview and/or special events, which are all key social skills that will be needed in life.

The consultants used this quote throughout their presentation, “Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude and a lady with class.” The workshop, organized by The Division of Youth and Family Justice (DYFJ), is part of their self-empowerment workshops series and will culminate with a self-empowerment brunch in March.


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