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etiKID Academy provides K-12, Higher Education, and corporate audiences with transformative experiential learning via Character and Career  Etiquette services.

As a product of Chicago’s underserved communities and public school systems, etiKID Academy (pronounced eta-KID or phonetically similar to etiquette) was conceptualized in 2002 by Dr. Airies Davis to service low socioeconomic K-20 audiences with Character- education and Career-enrichment (dining, social and professional) etiquette workshops and curriculum. The etiKID Academy is a proud woman-led and minority-owned business (M/WBE certified). 


Our first client was Grammy and Oscar awardee, Common for his non-profit Common Ground Foundation. The vision is for audiences to actualize self-efficacy by gaining life skills instrumental in order to develop whole-self potential in pursuit of ultimate career and character goals.


The mission is to strive towards a mentee to mentor developmental blended learning track of giving back, similar to the adage “for much is given much is required”.


Dining, Social & Professional 



Distinctive etiquette niche seminars, curricula, and workshops facilitated by academic & business professional thought-leaders within various disciplines

Career-Enrichment Seminars

Character-Education Workshops

Consultative Services


Delores W. Ounce

Prevention-Early Head Start Supervisor (Teenage Moms)

“Thank you so much for the up lifting presentation.  The teens had many comments on how they really learned something that they could use for the present and later to teach their own children.  Some teens commented that they felt ‘special today.’ The Early Head Start staff was also impressed on how the teens even corrected them on their etiquette skills...Again; I thank you for lifting our teen’s self-image and spirit.”

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etiKID Academy vision:

We develop K-20 audiences with the competitive tools to be successful in the pursuit of their character and career etiquette goals.