Youth Classes

Program Description

Scholarship Writing Workshop
Instructor: M. Dickinson

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior in High School

Have you been told you need to start applying for scholarships but you aren’t sure where to begin? This workshop will assist you in writing a personal statement and creating an academic résumé and help you know who, as well as how, to ask for letters of recommendation.

1 Saturday             Sept. 8                         8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CRN 81343           Bldg. 1 – Rm. 306          Fee $5


Dining Etiquette
Instructor: S. Godke

Prerequisite: Ages 14 and up

First impressions are VITAL! Whether you are on a date, college visit or social gathering, you need to know dining etiquette. Join us for a five-course meal in the private dining room as the talented Chef Stephanie Godke reviews proper dining etiquette. Come alone, bring your teen or make it a fun evening out with friends as this is a fun, enjoyable and informative evening!

1 Tuesday              Oct. 23                             6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81335           The Cellar                        Fee $30

The Cellar, 1375 State Street, Geneseo, IL

Last day to receive a refund:  Oct. 16


Etiquette — Manners Still Matter
Instructor: S. Adamson

Prerequisite: Middle School/High School

You never get a second chance to make a first impression! Good eye contact, introductions, making small talk and overall good manners are necessary social skills.  Etiquette, ‘netiquette, politeness, getting and giving compliments, common courtesy and dining skills are all foundations for success in life! The first night of fun interactive instruction will be held at BHC and the 2nd night of practical application will be in the private dining room at The Cellar. (Fee includes student’s meal at The Cellar.)  

2 Tuesdays           Dec. 4 – Dec. 11            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81344                                             Fee $35

1st Night: BHCOutreach, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL (Room 204)

2nd Night: The Cellar, 1375 State Street, Geneseo, IL


Babysitting Clinic
Instructor: L. Carey

Prerequisite: Ages 11 – 16 

This clinic will teach students the responsibilities of a babysitter, what parents expect, how to handle emergencies, caring for and handling infants and young children, feeding techniques and diapering, age-appropriate toys and activities, tips for bedtime issues and much more! Students will learn basic first aid and how to handle emergencies that arise such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents. As babysitting will be many students’ first job, interviewing also will be reviewed. Preregistration is required. Sorry, walk-ins are not allowed. Students need to bring their own sack lunch and snack. Certificate will be awarded upon completion.

1 Saturday              Sept. 15                           9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 81345           Outreach – Rm. 204          Fee $55