Did you know?

the average high school student will graduate without knowing how to perform basic “real life” skills?


Pay Income Taxes


Register to Vote


Pay a bill


Apply for a loan


Buy a car

Gulf Coast High School Cotillion is a program developed for the teen preparing for success in life. The purpose of the High School program is to introduce young women and men, ages 14-17, to skills that will better prepare them for the future not only in high school but in college and the world of work.

Etiquette and Character Development

The High School Cotillion program will introduce etiquette and character development topics that are pertinent to the high school years, such as interviewing for scholarships and jobs, positive self-esteem, and handling peer pressure. This program will bridge the gap for today’s high schoolers between their education and the real world in a meaningful way.

Practical Experience

It takes a lot to prepare for adulthood, but mostly it takes practice and experience. From learning practical tips such as how to develop a resume or complete a w-4, to attending a theater outing and business luncheon, students in our high school program are prepared to succeed in any environment.


What do you cover?

  • PLeadership
  • PPersonal Branding
  • PSelf Confidence
  • PSelf Respect
  • PAttitude of Success
  • PImage Development
  • PDining Etiquette
  • PDating Etiquette
  • PInterview Skills
  • PSocial Dancing
  • PArt of Listening
  • PArt of Speaking
  • PCorrespondence Etiquette
  • PCell Phone
  • PIntroductions
  • PParty Etiquette


Class Information

*Date and time for the Cultural Outing TBA
**Date and time for Ball TBA

Class Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

High School Cotillion will meet on the below dates:

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The benefits realized from understanding the skills provided in this program are some of the greatest investments you can make in your teen. This investment will pay dividends for a lifetime.


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Class Investment: $395 per teen. The 6-session program tuition includes a career assessment test, all class materials, speakers, handouts, business meal, cultural outing, and themed ball.

Payments: Class sizes are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tuition may be paid in full with the application or half with the application and the remaining half by January 31, 2022. Monthly payments are available. Please contact the Director for additional information.

Yvette Champagne


Corporate Etiquette and Protocol Trainer

Yvette Champagne is a teacher, speaker, entrepreneur, and avid reader. She discovered her passion for teaching after starting the National League of Junior Cotillions Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter. The NLJC MS Gulf Coast Chapter is dedicated to teaching students the importance of treating others with honor, dignity, and respect. This is the foundation that our future leaders build upon. Watching her students grow in their self-confidence has brought an abundance of joy into Yvette’s life.

The success of her National League of Junior Cotillions Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter brought about numerous requests to teach and train all ages in the art of social interpersonal skills. Yvette enlisted the help of the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette. She completed training in Corporate Protocol and Etiquette and received additional training in children’s etiquette.

Yvette hosts seminars and workshops on corporate protocol, etiquette, and interpersonal skills along with etiquette and leadership classes for K-12 graders.

Yvette is from Louisiana and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University.  She moved to Mississippi in 2006 and lives in Biloxi with her husband and three dogs.