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The Character & Etiquette program is for Club girls ages 7-9 (capped at 60 participants) consisting of 6 classes that run during the summer and are taught by friends of the Club.

The classes in the program cover a variety of topics including healthy self-esteem (confidence and empowerment), positive values (showing respect, being kind to others), healthy lifestyles (exercising and eating well), setting goals (working hard in school, dreaming big), and proper manners (including etiquette for tea).




The goal of the program is to instill good character, leadership and healthy life skills in young girls.

According to Dove’s Real Girls, Real Pressure: A National Report on the State of Self-Esteem conducted in 2008, “Seven in ten girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members.” The Club seeks to encourage girl members to embrace that who they are as people matters, that their voice needs to be heard and that with hard work and determination they can achieve their dreams and make a positive difference in this world.


Through the programs’ classes, the girls learn to care for themselves both inside and out, and to know that they should respect what’s on the outside but there is a higher premium on who they are on the inside.

The program conveys to the girls that how they feel about themselves affects how they treat themselves and others, and how they care for others is really what matters and what will be their legacy.