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Girls Rule! Etiquette Imperative certification program and
Etiquette Coaching Guide
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Girls Rule! Equips African American Girls with Tools for Success!
Etiquette Imperative Program Enriches the Lives of Twenty-three Young Ladies!

Over a five week period of time, each young lady received etiquette coaching in the areas of visual poise, personal grooming and style, communication and social etiquette and table manners through fun interactive exercises in order that the newly learned information may become a replicable life skill. 

Having successfully completed The Etiquette Imperative Program, all graduates shared an elegant dining experience at American Girl Place in Chicago's Water Tower.  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.

The Etiquette Imperative Our Results:

"To summarize Paighton's experience with one word I would state phenomenal.  As a result of Paighton attending etiquette classes, her self-esteem was enhanced and I witnessed her possessing a greater self-confidence. "

Mrs. Pamela Thomas
Parent of Etiquette Imperative Class Participant

The Etiquette Imperative Class Schedule

2011 Sessions
March - April
Harold Washington Library and 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."

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
On January 31, 2009 twenty-three young ladies, including three scholarship participants from Powell Elementary School (CPS) located in Chicago's South Shore community began participation in the Girls Rule! Etiquette Imperative Program winter session which was facilitated by Girls Rule! Executive Director, Ladon Thames Brumfield and hosted at Martin Temple AME Zion Church.