The Manners Lab is a fun and unique school designed to teach children and teens manners and etiquette. Since 1997, we have had the privilege of teaching good manners and civility to thousands of children and teenagers throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Manners Lab is the youth division of Christine Chen Consulting, a consulting firm dedicated to providing protocol, etiquette, and customer service programs to businesses, corporations, healthcare facilities, and universities.
Our Mission
We strive to offer children and teens exceptional, relevant, and fun etiquette programs that build confidence along with essential social skills needed to succeed now and in the future.
Our Vision
To see entire communities transformed into positive environments by promoting and instructing manners and civility programs. Our vision is to make the world a better place - one child, one school, one organization at a time.
Our Core Values
We are guided by The RESPECT Principles. These principles represent our core values as we serve our clients.
The RESPECT Principles:

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