Mentoring program teaches west side students to dress for success

Published: Apr. 28, 2016 at 7:08 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va (WSAZ) -- Some elementary students are getting an early taste of how to dress for success.

Fifth graders at Mary C Snow West Side Elementary School dressed up and had their first monthly luncheon Thursday.

The students learned etiquette from a staff member at West Virginia State University and how to politely enjoy lunch.

The students also learned from more than a dozen professionals and college students regarding different job possibilities and different ways to measure success.

"It's important for people at this young age to learn proper etiquette, because we want to put them on a platform to achieve success," said Dream Chasers Founder Obi Henderson. "They need to understand that there's a specific way that you should conduct yourself in a professional setting, so getting them at a younger age is essential to understanding that."

The program is hosted by the Dream Chasers Mentoring Program.

The students will participate in a luncheon the fourth Thursday of every month.

Anyone looking to donate professional clothing or volunteer for one hour on a Thursday in the upcoming months should email

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