Now Available! 
Girls Rule! Etiquette Imperative certification program and
Etiquette Coaching Guide
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Poise and Grace Etiquette Coaching for African American Girls
Model Teaches Young Ladies to Walk with their Heads Held High!

enhance their knowledge of proper sitting positions and appropriate grooming and dress tips.  Each young lady also received instruction on to how to enter a room and how to walk with grace and confidence.  The session culminated with an opportunity for each participant to "walk the cat walk" while demonstrating confidence, grace and elegance.  Take a sneak peek at our program!  
The special young person in your life may participate in The Etiquette Imperative at our location or these life enriching coaching classes may be coordinated at your school or  community organization.  Please email us or call us at (312) 479-0789 to learn more.

What young ladies have to say about the program:

I loved the class today.  I feel very special and learned how to walk with my head held high!

I liked talking with the girls in my group about the type of women we want to become when we are adults.  That was fun.

I liked the skit about appropriate outfits and inappropriate outfits.

No one ever taught me how to walk like that before or even explained what my walk says about me.  Cool.

The Etiquette Imperative Class Schedule

2011 Sessions
March - April
Harold Washington Library Conference Center
Downtown Chicago

2010 Sessions
May - June
Arthur Ashe Elementary School

June 26
Bronzeville Community

2009 Sessions
January 31 - February 28
March 7 (American Girl Place event)

Upcoming 2009 Sessions
The Etiquette Imperative (Pre-K - age 7)
"My First Tea Party"
August 22

The Etiquette Imperative for Teens
September 19

Etiquette for African American Girls
Girls in technology careers
Girls in Finance careers
“Possessing good manners helps children build confidence, increase self-esteem, improve communication skills, make friends, and create a positive impression on others.” 

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot."

The Etiquette Imperative Program:
Social and Communication Etiquette Workshop
Is there a correlation between etiquette and a girl's future
earning power?


Three separate studies conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and the Stanford Research Institute agree that "Success in getting, keeping, and advancing in a job depends 85% on people skills and only 15% on technical skills." So proper social skills including courtesy and respect may be the bottom line in determining a profitable future.
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"This (The Etiquette Imperative) is a beautiful thing.  It is such a blessing to see young ladies be excited about and successfully learn and demonstrate such poise and grace.  You all keep doing what you are doing!"  

Effie Rolfe, Radio Personality &
Mistress of Ceremony of 2007 Hat of Glove Tea
Mastery of poise and grace skills lead to increased opportunities, greater confidence and improved self esteem.  On Saturday, February 21, 2009, professional model, tDanielle McKinney together with Ladon Brumfield, Girls Rule Executive Director, co-facilitated a Girls Rule! Etiquette Imperative Program session entitled:  Poise and Grace. 

Mrs. McKinney's interactive, engaging and hands on classroom session provided an opportunity for 20 African American young ladies, ages 7 - 14 to