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"Social skills are necessary for school success. They affect how you do on the playground, in the classroom, in the workplace" --Dr. Barbara Howard an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an expert on behavior and development." The New York Times



ages 8-12. $200.00 per child.

2-part workshop featuring 4 hours of instruction

*kidz:-) and tweenz:-) run simultaneously, but led by separate instructors

There is a maximum of 8 children per group.




In this two session workshop series, tweenz learn social and communication skills in-person, on the phone, and online. Tweenz will gain valuable life skills, such as shaking hands with confidence, being smart on the Internet, and engaging others in conversation. The workshop includes a hands-on dining event and an excursion to put the skills to use. Each class is two hours.



make a good first impression

  • The art of face-to-face interaction
  • Mastering the handshake
  • Greeting others and making introductions
  • Engaging in conversation

be independent

  • Taking initiative and responsibility
  • The value of organization, timeliness and preparation
  • Being mindful of others, including family, friends, and strangers
  • Applying thoughtfulness and patience day-to-day
*During our NYC workshop, instructors will take kids out for 10-12 minutes around the block to practice social skills in public



use your smartz online

  • Becoming an expert navigator of the web
  • How to write a professional email
  • Combating cyber-bullying and other Internet issues

eat in, dine out

  • Attending a dinner party at a restaurant or someone's home
  • Setting the table and using utensils properly
  • How to carry on a dinner conversation
  • How to make a toast
  • The importance of expressing gratitude


*we are a nut-free environment and can accommodate dietary needs (please indicate on registration form)

March, 12, 2017
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
UPPER WEST SIDE 250 West 85th Street
April, 02, 2017
April, 09, 2017
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
UPPER WEST SIDE 250 West 85th Street
April, 11, 2017
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
UPPER WEST SIDE 250 West 85th Street
June, 14, 2017
June, 15, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
UPPER WEST SIDE 250 West 85th Street