Our Mission

Teaching civil behaviors while developing professional young adults. Unlike "Social Cotillions" which give teen dances, we prepare students for interviews and teach social skills for successful adults. It is coaching unavailable in schools, sports, scout or religious programs.

We warmly welcome children of all families.

Prior to registering, please note that inorder to ensure the safety of our students and staff, the 2020-2021 NAPP season will be held entirely virtual.

COVID-19 Update and Plan

  1. All sessions for Year 1, 2, and 3 will be held online. We will be meeting via Zoom.
  2. We are offering a partial refund to each student based on what year they registered for (if previously registered). This refund reflects the cost of dinners, dances, and other in person costs that we will not be able to fully recreate virtually.
  3. We have added an extra session for each year to supplement the lack of in person dances and dinners.
  4. We have reduced our registration fee to the following:
    Year 1: $220. Year 2: $185. Year 3: $125

About Us

Leslie McBee

Raised and educated in Virginia, Leslie was transferred as a corporate executive to Atlanta. She later taught gifted classes in middle school. For the past 20 years, she has taught unique lessons for students to employ mature adult behaviors and professional skills. Over 15,000 students have been trained from 58 Atlanta private and public schools.


Amanda Powell

After growing up in North Georgia and taking turns in Iowa and Florida, Amanda is thrilled to be returning to her Georgia roots. Amanda is a graduate from the University of Georgia, where she received a Degree in Education from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Amanda began her professional career as a teacher in the Gwinnett County Public School System. Amanda is currently serving as the Director of a young children’s school in Jacksonville, Florida, where she leads curriculum, event planning, and child development programs.


Jennifer Chambers

Born in North Georgia, Jennifer Chambers has spent the past 40 years living in and serving the Atlanta community. Jennifer received a Business Degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a Degree in Design from The University of Georgia. Jennifer worked in event planning as a Conference Coordinator at the Center for Continuing Education at UGA. In her 21 years as a parent in the Dekalb County School System, she has served as chair of the Hospitality committee, Teacher Appreciation committee, Fundraising committee, Friends of Lakeside, and as Parent Teacher Association President, where alongside her husband, she received the PTA Lifetime Membership Award for time and service.

Locations

Class Locations:
Oak Grove United Methodist Church
1722 Oak Grove Rd., Decatur, GA 30033

St. Anne's Episcopal Church
3098 Saint Anne's Lane NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Special Events and advanced classes
Piedmont Driving Club
1215 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Druid Hills Golf Club
740 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307
Capitol City Club
53 W. Brookhaven Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

Special Events & Balls

Curriculum

North Atlanta Professional Prep emphasizes the development of civility and professional social skills, through a carefully crafted series of lessons. Unlike social "cotillions", we limit dance instruction to emphasize adult civility and professional protocols. Using popular music, a few dances are taught for social confidence.

1
Beginning Skills
For sixth and seventh grades
  • Physical "presence" meeting others
  • Basics of Conversation
  • Confident eye contact, posture
  • Perfect "five point" handshake
  • Tying a man’s tie: boutonnieres and corsages
  • RSVPs and Thank you notes
  • Basic Dining Rules and procedures
  • Social Receptions and buffet rules
  • Cell phones and social media
  • Specific actions of showing respect
  • Box step, Swing, Latin basic steps, Cupid Shuffle
2
Intermediate Skills
For Seventh and eighth grades
  • Research and other preparation for interviews
  • Interview Q/A with "live" practice
  • Coaching for individual interviews
  • Proper Dress for every occasion; 5 levels for dress
  • Formal Dining Protocol through 5 course meal
  • Networking, advanced conversation
  • Host and Guest duties
  • Respectful Dating protocols
  • Adult formal Ball; "Evening in Paris"

Testimonials

I read your web page with a fine tooth comb, and saw many comments about how students loved the program. Frankly, I did not believe that part but registered for the program anyway. I was astounded when my son got into the car after the first lesson and said he loved it.
Thank you so much for your great work with our children this year. I saw a noticeable difference in my son's social skills -- especially his willingness to greet adults, shake hands, and make proper introductions when his grandparents were visit-ing. Very impressive.

Contact Us

 

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North Atlanta Professional Prep warmly welcomes children from all schools and every family.