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Teen Programs

The Teen Academy hosts
-- Teen Confidential - Next Gen Americans
-- Gentlemen's Code of Distinction

Give your teenager those important skills they will use for a lifetime.
These programs will prepare young women and men, ages 14-18, for success in life.

Teen Confidential - Next Gen American

In over 20 years of business, The Charleston School of Protocol has never seen so many requests to help the teens of today. This can be attributed to a rapidly changing world with its infinite number of available options and choices, coupled with two years of isolation due to the global pandemic.

This is evidenced by a new epidemic in America today, along than depression and anxiety and it is called “FTT” or “Failure-to-Thrive.”  This is due in part to a lack of confidence found in young people today. Webster defines confidence as “The faith or belief that you are acting in a right, proper, or effective manner. The speed at which most of us live and the lack of understanding of how we learn or obtain confidence has created a vacuum in this area in the youth of America.

Teen Confidential is a program developed for teens preparing for success in life. It is not just how we do things, but more importantly the why. This understanding forms a foundation for transformational growth, which is life-changing.

The benefits realized from understanding the skills provided in this program are some of the greatest investments you can make in your teen. This investment will pay dividends for a lifetime.

Teen Confidential is a five-week program. The program is conducted by professionalism coach Cindy Grosso.  Teen Confidential will be conducted live in 2.5 hours sessions. Your investment in the Five-week program is $250.00 USD. For more information, please click the following link.

Bonus:  Each student will get my book – Code of Distinction – Reflecting your Personal Brand with Excellence – PDF version. ($9.95 value)

Don’t let your teen miss out… Come join us and help your teens learn, grow, and connect with others.

Program location:
McKissick Museum
805 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483

Program Dates:
June 22, 2024
June 29, 2024
July 13, 2024
July 20, 2024
July 27, 2024

Program Time:
9:00-11:30 am

The program teaches teens important life skills including:

  • Leadership
  • Self confidence
  • Self respect
  • Attitudes of success
  • Presence
  • Poise
  • Mental Fitness
  • Image development
  • Interview etiquette
  • Communication Skills
  • Dining Savvy
  • And much more…

Gentlemen's Code of Distinction

Gentlemen’s Code of Distinction is presented at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. This wonderful and prestigious institution is an excellent backdrop and environment to conduct the program. This five week program of distinction will help young men, ages 13-17, achieve important life skills.

Gentlemen’s Code of Distinction meets on Saturday mornings 9:00am to noon for five weeks over the summer.  The sessions are comprised of learning about personal branding, to include personal conduct and presentation, as well as other important topics related to teen gentlemen.

This program includes a four course graduation lunch at Hall’s Chop House on King Street in Charleston. Topics include:

  •  Leadership
  • Self-confidence
  • Attitude
  • Respecting yourself
  • The art of listening
  • Dining
  • Dating
  • Dress
  • Skin care
  • Interview etiquette
  • How you speak
  • Correspondence etiquette
  • Smartphone etiquette
  • The art of thank you
  • Proper introductions
  • Party etiquette
  • Dancing for the prom

This program is designed to teach teen boys about civility, respect for themselves, and respect for others in a rapidly changing world. Sponsors of the program are: Berlins Mens Clothing Store and Debbie Housand Dance.

For the next scheduled Gentlemen’s Code of Distinction Program, see Upcoming Events.

Interested in one of our Teen programs? Speak with Cindy.