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Youth

Dr. Amber offers courses designed for all age levels, children to teens, including:

Arts and Crafts (appropriate for ages five to ten years old)

Eight week course; Two hours per week

 Students will play a host of games to laugh and build a sense of community.  Projects will include No-Sew Craft Aprons, Hand Made Paper and Silver Plate Hand Mirrors. This course uses the STARS (See, Take Action, Risk and Self-belief) Framework to help students build a sense of self efficacy. Children become inspired when they stretch themselves and work towards creating a meaningful piece that can be displayed with pride and cherished for a lifetime. All materials will be provided.

 The Well Mannered Communicator (appropriate for ages 14 to 18 years old)

12 week course; Two hours per week

 The goal of this course is to help students understand not only the importance of communicating powerfully, elegantly and politely, but to also understand how their communication style impacts others. The first seven weeks teaches face-to-face interaction and how to communicate effectively through writing.  The last five weeks are even more dynamic as the students learn how to give a speech each week.

 Etiquette (appropriate for ages seven to 14 years old)

Eight week course; One hour per week

This course teaches the importance of expanding one's world view beyond one's own self.  It stresses the importance of considering the thoughts, needs, and feelings of others in addition to their own. Topics include tact, apologies, rudeness, gift giving, attending parties, poise, proper posture, table manners, communication (including writing proper thank you notes and RSVP), teasing, bullying and technology.

 Etiquette (appropriate for ages 15 to 18 years old)

Eight week course; Two hours per week

 Good manners are imperative to successful adults. Etiquette training teaches teens how to handle themselves in all adult social situations. Topics include nonverbal communication, tact discretion lack of affect, establishing boundaries, parties, table manners, proper attire, grooming/hygiene, skillful conversationalists, cyber civility, dating etiquette, interviewing for college, and job interviews.