Teen Programs

The Teen Academy hosts
Teen Confidential and 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 13-17, for success in life.

Teen Confidential - Next Gen American

This six session program is taught by Cindy Grosso, nationally known etiquette expert. The program typically meets on Saturdays and ends with a graduation lunch. The program will meet at a location of your choice.

The program teaches teens important life skills including:

  • Leadership
  • Self confidence
  • Self respect
  • Attitudes of success
  • Presence
  • Poise
  • Posture
  • Image development
  • Dining etiquette
  • Dating etiquette
  • Interview etiquette
  • Social dancing

For the next scheduled Teen Confidential – Next Gen American Program, see Upcoming Events.

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.