Life Skills at SCES

Volunteers from across the community shared their time and expertise showing our future leaders the finer points of professionalism, courtesy and communication during the Communities In Schools Life Skills Program at Social Circle Elementary School.

Bill Inabinet, chairman of the board for CIS of Walton County, and other community leaders, held sessions teaching students how to show respect for others, shake hands and greet people, how to make conversation and how to make a good impression.  Boys practiced tying a tie, while girls learned the importance of dressing modestly and sitting properly.

"I liked having visitors come in to teach us," said one 5th grader.  "It was fun to have a class with someone different.  I learned how to act like a gentleman."

"Our students need to see people from the community come in and talk about the skills that have helped make them successful in life," said Debra Rakestraw, CIS Site Coordinator at SCES.  "I am thankful for all of the volunteers who helped make the day a big success."

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