SOE Academy

Social and Business Etiquette Foundational Key to Success

“The S.O.E. Academy is designed to prepare young people to lead with confidence. Every parent knows that good manners is a foundational key to success in life. Excellence is never passé and does not go unnoticed. Therefore, the Gold Medallion partners with parents and community organizations to build strong Christian character with an emphasis on self respect, strong moral values and academic success. As an educator, I want to do my part to highlight and restore what I believe is foundational to healthy individuals and to a vibrant healthy society.”

–Brenda J. Johnson, CEO
The Gold Medallion Foundation

Important Dates

March 24, 2011- Orientation & Registration
March 26, 2011- SOE Session Begins
May 14, 2011 – Debutatante Cotillion Ball


Class donation: $299 (A $75 deposit is required to secure your space)

Note: all who register before February 1st will qualify for a $100 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Program Highlights

Teens will benefit in the following ways:

• 8 week program, 1 Saturday session per week
• Meet “progressive” teens from all over the Columbus Metro Area
• Learn keys to confident behavior and how to make a positive first impression the first time
• Gain respect via social decorum; business, dining and travel etiquette
• Master keys to building positive male/female relationships via Christian character
• Learn valuable entrepreneurship, job readiness & leadership skills
• Career explorations & college tour connections
• Weekly social & ballroom dance lessons: Waltz, Cha-Cha , Salsa & Line dance (professional instructors)


General Program Description

The S.O.E. Academy (formerly The School of Esther) is one of the premier programs of the Gold Medallion Foundation and is designed to prepare “tweens” and teens to excel and succeed in social, spiritual and academic endeavors.

Classes are taught by highly trained educators and mentors from various professional backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on relational skills that foster respectful behavior producing confident and productive citizens and individuals who make valuable contributions to society.

Register on-line here or
Contact: Mrs. Brenda Johnson at
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